WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Wolves and cougars aren't the only critters posing a threat to the region's elk herds.
Tom and Jane Smith of Spokane Valley were driving southbound on Highway 27 toward Fairfield Tueday around 1 p.m. when Tom reports, "I saw the largest herd of elk I've ever sighted."
Just north of the Elder Road turnoff, we saw a herd of between 20 and 30 animals--several bulls--being chased by a dog. They were headed east toward Highway 27 then turned back west. We lost them in the hills.
Great to see (not the dog, but the elk).