That’s One Scared, Freaked-out Elk There, Doc…

Or maybe it’s Elk rising!  Tired of Man’s encroachment on its natural habitat… Don’t think for a minute, Doc, Father of Cherry, whose last name remains a mystery, that your maintaining the Lost Forest “game preserve” gives you any special dispensation as it relates to over-use and spoiling of the natural spaces…  Or maybe it’s “Elk Gone Wild” or “Elk gone Bad…”  Are there any cigarette butts or empty beer bottles lying about?? That’s usually a tip off to a bad element having moved in and created a bad influence on the herd…

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Of course Mark, with nothing but time on his hands (I mean why wouldn’t he pitch in and help with the fence mending?) will be off doing what Alpha/ Lone Wolves do- ride the range and look for trouble around every corner…  While Cherry gets dressed and goes into town to cover a friend’s shift cashiering at the local Wal*Mart…