|"Kisser" aka "Odie" in Benezette: July 2007|
|"Odie"In Woodlands On Winslow Hill Rut of 2007: Note Missing Tine On Left Antler|
In the Saturday November 27, 2010 edition of Endeavor News, Carol Mulvihill features this bull in her "Elk Watcher's Journal "column - "Remembering bull elk "Kisser". The story covers the life history of the animal, especially the early years and reveals that he was named by a local resident and elk guide when the young bull walked up to his house in 2005 and touched noses with a puppy dog standing on the porch. A photograph of this encounter is featured on the front page of the print edition of the paper.
The story in its' entirety is available initially only to subscribers, but is available to the general public after three weeks. I recommend that those who are seriously interested in the elk herd and issues impacting the elk range such as Marcellus shale drilling subscribe to this paper.
For more on this animal read "A Gentle Giant" by Coy Hill ( March 11, 2010). The story of this animal is yet one more reason why we need an expanded No Kill Zone!
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill