Eligible elk bachelors letting loose

September 17, 2008 5:51:18 AM PDT
Those are screams of love -- elk style.

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.