|Photo by Dan Davis|
Remember that elk during the rut are skittish and amorous bulls wander in a state of distraction. Too often elk watchers are not much better.
There is not much to say that I have not said. There is never a time when it is safe to drive fast in Boxley Valley. The density of all wildlife is high, it is not just an elk thing. During the elk rut, conditions are more dangerous. There are plenty of deer, wild turkey, woodchucks, rabbit, skunks, coon and trumpeter swans. I have seen them all standing in the road, sometimes because some well meaning, but ignorant person has fed them or tamed them.
|Another Fatality Along 43|
|Elk Graze Along 43 & 21|
Drive carefully and be safe, especially during the elk rut, when elk and elk watchers forget about traffic and wander everywhere.