Video: Redwoods traffic jam

Sometimes waiting in traffic is tedious, but not when the backup is caused by a wandering group of Roosevelt elk. Who doesn’t mind stepping out of the car to take in a leisurely crossing?

This happened the other day just outside of Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

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7 Responses to “Video: Redwoods traffic jam”

  1. Philip Ratcliff

    Prairie Creek Park has a resident herd of elk. These might be the very members in the video. I remember years ago when visiting my brother, a Humboldt State student. It was early October, and we were at the park in the morning. A herd of elk cows was bedded down in a field. The harem bull was nudging them to their feet, one by one, to begin the day.

  2. Laura Baker

    Yes, truly special to see the elk trying to figure out how best to manage the crossing. And I’m grateful for the protection of lands where they can live.

    I wish there were something that could be done with the last female who had a significant limp with what appears to be a shoulder injury.

  3. Diane Vandiver

    I loved this video! I’m glad their crossing was during daylight hours so no one could be injured and what a lovely first-hand experience for so many people. The majesty of these elk is awesome!

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  5. Pearl Zalon

    What a lovely day with nature’s wild animals!

  6. Jan McDermott

    Thanks for the Elk Crossing video. Wow, what an incredible sight!

  7. Lynn Ricci

    My heart hopes SO much that the right thing is done so that ALL living can live their life.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ. What if YOU were ANY animal or any other living how would YOU want to be treated and live YOUR life.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ


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