Why did the elk cross the road? To get to the other side, of course. The joke is silly, but for Colorado big game animals it's the truth. It's also dangerous for motorists as this crossing can happen without warning.
Cars colliding with deer, elk or other animals are a common occurrence in Colorado and several other states around the country. But when you hit one, it happens so fast that you never really get a good idea what it's like, until now.
When driving through Western Colorado, keep a sharp eye out for wildlife crossing the road. Those 'deer crossing' signs were put there for a reason. Western Colorado musician Jeff Pine recorded a tune by Squirrel Flats Music that put this advisory to music.