It's after midnight, you hear a noise downstairs, and you get out of bed to investigate. You find an intruder in your basement...so you call the Idaho Department of Fish and Game? Yes...especially when the intruder is a cow elk!

In Hailey, ID (about an hour north of where I used to live) a guy found the elk in their basement Wednesday after it fell through an egress (elkgress?) window. It took about two and a half hours to get the elk outta the house (they finally drove the elk up the stairs and out the front door).

Apparently, the snow is driving the elk into the city...and there are reports that elk have even been found in Downtown Twin Falls, about 2 blocks from my old apartment!