As I was getting my 1st cup of coffee after starting the fire this morning, I looked behind the house and spotted an animal over there. Grabbed the binoculars....herd of elk! I counted 26! They were feeding in the big ditch over there, and watched as they crossed the road and headed up into the trees. wow!
(added later in the day):
Discovered the elk were in my yard again last night! Missed them again....they come in at night...some guard dog I have, he didn't hear anything either.