While we were driving home from work yesterday, we saw about a dozen of these hungry hippos grazing on yards along Jasper's main drag. This isn't an uncommon occurrence at this time of year, but I still felt the urge to capture it for all of you. Since, you know, it's probably not all that common for you guys.
As I was taking shots of these crazy creatures (they're elk, by the way), I started to wonder, as a homeowner in Jasper, how long would it take for the novelty to wear off. I mean, elk jump over your fence (which is only there to keep them out) and they ruin your lawn, your trees, your plants and before they leave, they poop all over your front walk. Really, that can't be all that charming.
As a non-homeowner renting a second storey apartment, I can safely say the novelty is still there. I love seeing these guys just chilling out on the seniors' centre lawn or on the info centre lawn or across the street from my apartment. They're just so silly and fun to watch.
Do you have any wildlife where you are? Do you still get excited when you see them up close and personal?