Eligible elk bachelors letting loose

PHOENIX (AP) - September 17, 2008

City slickers and newcomers to Arizona's high country may not know what elk mating season sounds like.

Eligible bachelors let loose with a high-pitched call that some people confuse with human screaming.

The elk bugling has already prompted one woman to call the Gila County Sheriff's Office to report a fight.

But deputies quickly realized that the woman had only heard the elk version of a singles bar.

The elk mating season runs another couple of weeks.

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