I ran into a Russian Elk as I walked…

Ever walked peacefully in the woods and met an Elk?

I was minding my own business and looking at the ground, looking for elk tracks. I found some in a mud area crossing a logging road as I walked and followed them the best I could. I rounded a tree…

First lets start how I got elk tracking. I found droppings…

Then I found tracks…

And then I found a squirrel jumping tree to tree…

Then I put the camera away and walked a bit more trying to find more elk tracks…

I rounded a tree…

Then I almost had a heart attack, as I came face to face with a bull elk!

I am 6’3″ tall and his eyes were diverted downwards to look at my eyes. I was easily able to look over his shoulders, but the set of antlers towered above me….He was wide eyed and I froze instantly. I would say he weighed an easy 700 plus pounds or more and knew that if spooked, he could kill me easily…

Just as I was getting my head around using the tree I went around as a guard, he decided that I was stupid and he turned and shot off like a rocket. It was not two bounds and the forest swallowed him up and I heard nothing at all…

It was like looking at a horse with antlers…

And for your information, I did not even try to get my camera back out. I definitely did not want to startle him…..he was no more than two feet from me!

I decided to backtrack to the main road and walked home!

Now that was worth the twelve kilometer walk I took today…


Got home and checked my vitals…

Blood Pressure: 109/68

Heart Rate: 62 bpm

Blood sugar: 3.9 – too low, I know! (I forgot to take a protein bar for low sugar…)

Now you understand why I walk. I walk to try to keep my health good. I have too many issues, but walking will save me. Well at least until the elk, bears and or my own stupidity gets me! 😉


Elks are one big ass animal running around in the woods next to you…

Glad it was not a moose…

WtR

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kKeeton

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia.

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