Last Friday evening we headed down to Maxwell State Park a little before sunset. You never know what you will see in terms of the animals that graze on the prairie lands of the preserve; bison aren’t uncommon, sometimes even venturing close to the road, but the elk are usually distant, if visible at all. Not so this time. The elk were close enough to the road, maybe 75 yards, that they were quite easy to view, notwithstanding the angle of the sun.
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