One of the nice things about going to bed in Wyoming is you never know what you might wake up to. One family in Lander arose to find a huge herd of elk in their backyard.

Here's part of their description of what they discovered as it was shared on YouTube:

I woke up early that morning, it was still dark out. It was slowly lightening up outside and I was looking out my front window, enjoying my morning coffee when I noticed several dark shapes in my field. As soon as it was bright enough, I began videotaping all these beautiful elk on my property.

If you're a newbie to Wyoming, Lander is a couple hours to the west of Casper.

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If you look at the USGS map that shows the migration of elk herds in Wyoming, you'll see that the area near Lander is definitely a place where you're probably more likely to find an elk than a human being.