On the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains they are reintroducing Elk to the mountains. I can not explain how awesome it is to go and see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. No fences. Nothing between you and them. But as with all wildlife you must respect them. I have seen them charge at a vehicle or a person for getting too close. This photo is a photo of #2. All of the Elk are taged and collared to track their progress.