Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mama!! Come back!!

His title was "Earl of Egmont".  He left England and landed in southern Alberta where he bought a large tract of land.  The goal was to create a game preserve, but government regulations in Canada ban Canadians from containing wildlife.  So, in the mid-sixties, he built a fence that satisfied gov't regulations.  It was high enough to deter hunters, but low enough to allow freedom to deer, elk, bears and moose.
Between the government and the Earl, no one realized, or stopped to think, that little ones can't jump a 5 foot fence.  Its a good thing wild animals are smart enough to go back to their babies.

At least that's what we like to think!!