Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Vicious Elk?

Mom and Dad drove home from Tennessee through the Smoky Mountains and stopped to take some pictures along the way. Mom was hoping to see some bears and had her camera ready. Well, she didn't see any bears, but she did see this...

Elk in the Smoky Mountains
A vicious elk! I figure since deer are vicious, then this elk is surely vicious too. Dad got out of the car to take some pictures because the battery died in the big camera so he had to get a little closer. The ranger said they should stay 50 yards away, but everyone was about 30 yards away. Close enough, if you ask me.

Elk in the Smoky Mountains
There was a field full of them at the feet of the mountains, but only the only big male with the rack.

Elk in the Smoky Mountains
Isn't he magnificent? I wouldn't want to head-butt him.

Jeni and Dean in Neyland Stadium
This is Mom and Dad at the football game. They look happy even though the wrong team was winning (Mom Paula's team). It's just nice to be surrounded by 100,000 friends for a football game.

Smoky Mountain creek
Mom and Dad love the drive through the Smokies. Dad climbed down to the creek and took this picture with a long exposure to give the cool water effect. He's pretty happy with this one, and lucky to not have a lot of motion because he didn't have a tripod. It looks cold to me.

They also saw a squirrel and took a picture of it for us, because you know how much we all like to keep an eye on the squirrels. The last time Dad tried to take a picture of a squirrel at a park it jumped at him, so Dad was sure to stay back this time.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Did they see Mom Paula yelling for her team?! I hear she goes to a lot of those games!

jenianddean said...

I don't think Mom Paula was at this game, but she does go to the home games. She'll have a lot to yell about this weekend because her chickens(Gamecocks)play Florida.

jenianddean said...

oops... Arkansas this week, so chickens versus pigs.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

What nice photos! We have elk here but happily none in the city. I think if I saw one I'd growl and then hide.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Holy smokes! Look at the antlers on that guy! You bet he's vishus, and we're glad you parents escaped with their lives!

The Island Cats said...

Those are some nice pictures...but we agree, you should stay away from those vishus elks. Look at those antlers!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Those elk look dangerous!

Chey - Mom Paula was yelling in our house enough that you could probably hear her in Tennessee! MOL


Summer at said...

Wow, your humans got some awesome photos!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

They look vishus to us! So does the skwerl! The Dad should stay very far away from these animals.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Oh that does look vicious to me too but mum says he looks magnificent. Love the smiley picture ande bet mum paula was happy.. Hugs GJ xx