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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Elk Crossing Highway #1 in Banff Alberta.

Elk Have Their Own Highway Crossing in Banff, Alberta

I received this email today and although there are a numerous wildlife roaming in this location, I doubted this image.

Email caption reads as follows.....

This is the actual turnoff from Banff to the # 1 highway to Calgary. Great picture isn't it? They had to build the animals (especially the elk) their own crossing because that was where the natural crossing was and after the highway was built there were far too many accidents. I understand it didn’t take the animals long to learn that this was their "road ."
I checked this story out on www.snopes.com This informative site relayed that although Parks Canada have built many fenced paths alongside the highways to keep wildlife safe - according to local residents, these elk are using an overpass built for the Canadian Pacific Railroad Track.
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  • I have seen wildlife crossings like this in Alberta -- near Banff and Jasper National Parks, and my guess is that this is a real, honest-to-goodness photo.

    By Blogger Chuck Woodbury, at April 2, 2007 10:28 AM  

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