As I was preparing to leave for work at 8 AM this April morning, I looked out my west facing picture window and saw a herd of elk in our alfalfa field. I gasped in excitement. We have seen elk here occasionally but it is VERY RARE to see them in full daylight. I frantically ran for my camera. They were as close as 50 yards and as my heart was pounding. I was able to shoot a few snap shots and a small amount of video before they left. These animals are such awesome wild creatures and it is magical to me when I see them in the wild.