Amazing: Elk swim the Yellowstone River ! Wolves?


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Published: June 24th 2017
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There are always incredible sights to see when you are in the Greater Yellowstone area. We had spent the day looking for wildlife including doing some wolf watching when we were heading back to the northern end of the park in Yellowstone. We had passed the Mud Pits that are quite close to the river and the road narrows down and there is a cliff on one side of the road and the Yellowstone River on the other side. We saw the cars ahead of us slowing down and we knew there was something to see up ahead.

What was it? What was that in the river? Hard to believe but we were suddenly looking at 5 or 6 elk swimming the river. First in was a very large bull elk that started across and was fighting the current to get to our side and he finally made it and was walking along the shore near our vehicle. We watched the rest of them make it slowly across the river. The last ones seemed very frightened and we were glad to see them all make it to shore.



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