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    Talking "elk" Road?

    Got this in email this morn....

    This is the actual turnoff from Banff to the # 1 highway to Calgary.
    Great picture isn't it? They had to build the animals (especially the elk) their own crossing because that was where the natural crossing was and after the highway was built there were far too many accidents. I understand it didn't take the animals long to learn that this was their "road .
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    Very cool. Apparently someone finally figured out that the animals had a given pathway and accomodated them.

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    What was that bit Bill Engvall said when he took his wife hunting and she asked why there were "Deer Xing"signs because she knew deer couldn't read?
    "No,honey but they do recognize pictures of themselves."

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    That's a pretty neat sight. It almost looks fake.
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    Man, we could use a couple of those for moose or Caribou over here....Neat pic.....

    Saw a bunch of those suckers loitering around the railway tracks along the Bow River Parkway once (Castle Mountain??).....Saw a bunch of crows loitering around the railway tracks along the Bow River Parkway the next day.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFxplr326 View Post
    That's a pretty neat sight. It almost looks fake.
    Typically I would agree with you, however in this particular instance, I can't. I know that road very well, having put several hundred miles on it mysef. The elk and deer population is quite substantial and at various times of the year, especially in late summer, just around sunset..... all you see are glowing eyes in the headlights! I've driven through a few herds and its a wonder of life itself that I didnt hit anything, cuz I know I came close a few times. When the sun is setting and is at just the right height, you can't see them till its too late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Typically I would agree with you, however in this particular instance, I can't. I know that road very well, having put several hundred miles on it mysef. The elk and deer population is quite substantial and at various times of the year, especially in late summer, just around sunset..... all you see are glowing eyes in the headlights! I've driven through a few herds and its a wonder of life itself that I didnt hit anything, cuz I know I came close a few times. When the sun is setting and is at just the right height, you can't see them till its too late.
    That's pretty sweet. You'll have to share more pictures
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    Would love to. But its been better than 10 yrs since I last drove that road. And since its closer to you, in Ohio, than me in Virginia..... Although I do hope to be out that way again, sometime in the next few years. Maybe on my next trip home, whenever that happens to be.
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    : window rolls down:

    "Bang... Bang"

    Doors open

    two men get out

    tailgate open

    two elk are loaded into back

    :tires screech:

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    Early deer season in western Kentucky is like that.
    When I drove a wheelchair bus for a cab company in Paducah,one of my collateral duties was to go to where a driver was in a wreck and take pictures for the boss.
    The first deer season I was there,I got REAL good seeing where it was a real deer vs Ford Crown Vic collision and where it was just a cabbie trying to stay awake at the wheel.
    One time it was the boss' wife who'd hit a deer and since the location was right by my house,I tried to get Boss to let me stop and pick up my unfilled deer tag.

    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Typically I would agree with you, however in this particular instance, I can't. I know that road very well, having put several hundred miles on it mysef. The elk and deer population is quite substantial and at various times of the year, especially in late summer, just around sunset..... all you see are glowing eyes in the headlights! I've driven through a few herds and its a wonder of life itself that I didnt hit anything, cuz I know I came close a few times. When the sun is setting and is at just the right height, you can't see them till its too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Typically I would agree with you, however in this particular instance, I can't. I know that road very well, having put several hundred miles on it mysef. The elk and deer population is quite substantial and at various times of the year, especially in late summer, just around sunset..... all you see are glowing eyes in the headlights! I've driven through a few herds and its a wonder of life itself that I didnt hit anything, cuz I know I came close a few times. When the sun is setting and is at just the right height, you can't see them till its too late.

    Haven't you guys ever heard of hunting?

    We would NOT have this problem where I'm from
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    That's not to say it never happens, however...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    Haven't you guys ever heard of hunting?

    We would NOT have this problem where I'm from
    Again, I would agree with you except that this is Banff National Park and hunting is strictly FORBOTTEN.
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