Effort to reintroduce elk to Alabama in 1916 March 13, 2016

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Effort to reintroduce elk to Alabama in 1916 March 13, 2016 Tuscaloosa News
... elk were captured in Yellowstone by experts for $5.00 a head and transported in wagons and trains to Alabama... The first night the herd made a rush on the fence and ten of them broke out. This herd has been loose in our woods ever since. Three of the elk have died  ... I believe they died from eating mountain laurel or poison ivy ...

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