Wild Visitors

grazing the hill next to our place
grazing the hill next to our place

It is always thrilling when the coast range elk herd appears in the neighborhood.  Silent and numerous [more than 30], they graze on the neighbor’s hill, then hop the fence to eat the bottom land grasses, then move on up the valley past our pastures.  We theorize that they don’t come into our land because the grass is more plentiful where sheep haven’t grazed.  [There have been exceptions, of course, and fence repairs to prove it]. In this picture, one of the elk is grazing right next to a huge cutout of an eagle, placed there by the farmer who is trying to get a crop from this hill.  Good luck….

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