Have you ever been in a traffic jam that you liked? I have.
The elk move slowly across the road, often stopping to stare at the drivers.
They've been around a fair bit recently, and I enjoy watching these wild animals.
They seem to stare right back at me, all while chewing their cuds.
This cow elk did the same thing. She looked at me...
... and found me so boring that she started chewing her cud.
They usually let me watch for a while before they start to want to get away from me. I always stay in vehicle to watch them because elk are far less afraid of people in vehicles than out of them. As soon as they start to seem worried about me, I leave.
I think that our unseasonably warm weather is causing the elk to shed their coats early. I feel sure that we'll have more true winter weather so I hope that they hang onto some of their winter coats! And the moose too!