Posts Tagged ‘elk’

The White Fallow Deer of Point Reyes – Originally from SF Zoo in 1948 – “NPS Genocide” and “The Bambi Effect”

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This is the closest I’ve ever been to The White Deer of 4.5 star Yelp-rated Point Reyes National Seashore. It was the view I had from Pierce Point Road.

Now, back in the day, the National Park Service was hiring snipers to hunt down the non-native Fallow and Axis Deer so that Tule Elk and other native species would have an easier life. Well, as detailed by Zachary Zoblig, the Bambi Effect” kicked in like you wouldn’t believe. Thusly:

“They’re just beautiful — they’re like unicorns when they come bounding out of the mist.”
 
After all the commotion, the NPS gave up on the hunting idea. The new approach is a massive contraceptive program that will eliminate these critters by 2025 or so.

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The Friends of the White Deer and Save the Point Reyes Deer are just going to have to live with that…

Good luck, Bambi.

Details of the plan, after the jump

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Free, Entirely Un-Yuppie “Doin It In The Park 2009″ Party a Huge Success in Golden Gate Park

Monday, September 7th, 2009

It was featured on Broke Ass Stuart’s Gosh Darn Website (remember him? He saved Bay to Breakers 2009, or something, pictured here in orange necktie) so you had to go. Doin’ It In the Park 2009 went off without a hitch in Golden Gate Park‘s Elk Glen Cove yesterday.

What’s this? A late 60′s / early 70′s muscle car? The owner simply can’t be from San Francisco, as the only time you see such cars in the 415 is when Hollywood comes to town, ala the dreadful old Nash Bridges show or the horrible new Trauma show.

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Free burgers, hot dogs and imitation cheese - that’ll certainly keep the YUPs away. Tinted fogglasses were the order of the day: 

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Urban headgear, digital cameras (note two-fisted style, a sure bet to catch all the action for the MySpace), $2.00 40′s of beer, and maybe even a little ganga that didn’t find its way to Burning Man:

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Look at all the people!

See you there next year!

The Elk of Point Reyes are the Closest Thing We Have to Reindeer

Friday, December 19th, 2008

These Tule Elknear Tomales Bay wish you Happy Holidays nevertheless.

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