Over this past weekend reports have been filed of a small group of elk that were snacking along Highway 101. Just one half-mile, along the right side of the road, where Iron Elk decorate the hillside, a small herd of about a dozen elk were spotted and look to be heading further south. It appeared that the small family had just crossed over Butte Creek and took a few minutes along the hillside to nibble at a few of Mother Natures winter offerings.
At this time of the year with larger herds being reported just outside of Satsop in Grays Harbor County, Pacific County residents are stating to see their first glimpses of the mighty elk for the year. With morning fog making it harder to identify the camouflaged elk, drivers are warned to take heed as they travel along the 101.
With limited areas to pull over to catch a glimpse of the majestic animals, drivers are further advised to keep on going past the herd and not to disturb them during their travels. Residents will soon have their hands full as the elk start crossing through property on their way to their winter destinations.