Country Elk and Town Elk

The morning air was cool and crisp. I wiped the sandman’s work from my eyes and decended the front steps. Rounding the corner two houses away, I stretched oxygen into my sleepy muscles. A hearty yawn and … 10 magestic elk stood right in front of me  – in the middle of a house-lined, paved street!

I stopped mid step, wide-awake eyes darting as I wonderd, “Should I run or stand my ground?”

My hesitant half step forward sparked thunderous motion. The elk bolted into a nearby yard, found no outlet and returned to the middle of the street to stand perfectly still … I guess so I couldn’t see them.

Elk vacation in town; people vacation in the country

The elk finally escaped through an unfenced yard. I interpreted a loud bugle sound to mean, “Whew, that was a close call! Town has plenty of food, but there’s danger everywhere. We barely dodged that scary human.”

Months later, my husband and I spied 20 grazing elk as we enjoyed an evening hike close to a cabin we had chosen for the weekend. Our whispered, “Aren’t they beautiful?” set hooves in motion, and these country elk relocated to a less populated feeding ground a few feet away.

Genesis 1:24 says that God created wild animals and man on the sixth day and, in verse 31, declared that what He had created was good.

Yes! It was good of God to arrange for country elk to visit humans when vacationing in town while people visit elk while vacationing in the country.

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