Thursday Thoughts (Elk vs. Hunter Talk)

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here, today, in the sight of the NSA, to join my thoughts with your thoughts in a somewhat semi-holy-like bond of conversamony (I made that up).

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Elk Talk

Do elk talk? I have no idea. I’m sure they have some sort of language with which they communicate online and in their lodge meetings, but I know little of what it may sound like.

However, I could not help but ponder what THIS elk might have been thinking or saying quietly under his breath while staring down a hunter.

elk talkThe picture you see is a screen grab from a video posted by a radio station (95.7 KJR) on their Facebook page. The hunter remained perfectly still as this elk walked right up to him and stood there, sniffing, looking, and possibly whispering in a Clint Eastwood-like tone…

What Does the Elk Say?

  • “Well, ring-a-ding-ding-a-dingaling, what have we here?”
  • “Thought I couldn’t see ya’, didn’t ya’? Thought I’d never seen a bush walk in the woods before, didn’t ya’? Who’s look’n at who, now? Huh? LOOK at me!”
  • “Skeeerrrd? Who’s the one with sharp, pointy things on his head, eh?”
  • “Go ahead, punk! Make my day!”

What Does the Hunter Say (or think silently to himself)?

  • “Jeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz…” (probably not slang, but a slow, cautiously-mouthed prayer to the Savior for help)
  •  “Ahh, man! It’s too cold to have wet pants!”
  • “I’m a little statue…I’m a little statue…”
  • “Was that doe or buck urine I put on?”

Maybe this is why I never hunted anything bigger than squirrel. 

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