Tule elk at Sunol by Terri Bostater, Pleasanton, CA
I work part time at Sunol Ohlone Regional Wilderness and my frequent trips to this wonderful place let me see some amazing things, especially animals. On Monday, this week, on my way home from the park, I noticed two men on Calaveras Road looking up the hill. One of them had binoculars. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of whatever they were looking at. I pulled over and to my delight was this huge bull elk, not 100 yards from the road. I’ve learned to always have my camera with me and ready to use at all times. I was so happy to capture an image of him and wanted to share with you.
Terri Bostater, Pleasanton, California
Thanks for sharing that tule elk with us. The Sunol Regional Wilderness is one of the few places in the East Bay Area where you can get lucky enough to see one of those beautiful animals. In fact there’s a whole herd of tule elk there. /Gary
Posted on Monday, January 17th, 2011
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I received several e-mails in the last couple of days asking me, "What are they doing with the tule elk they captured last Monday (Feb. 13) and are taking away from the Concord Naval Weapons Station?"
The e-mail senders said they had watched TV news programs on the elk capture, and read staff writer Denis Cuff’s story in the Feb. 14 Contra Costa Times, and found no information on where they were taking the elk. "No one said anything as to where they are going," said one.
I don’t know about the TV news shows, but here are paragraphs 7 and 8 from Cuff’s front page story:
"State wildlife managers used the helicopter and 130 people on the ground to begin relocating the elk herd primarily to the Cache Creek National Area near Willows.
"The area will provide elk more space to roam, and get them out of the path of homes and offices envisioned for 5,170 acres on the southern part of the base."
That’s where they’re taking the elk.
Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2006
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