Elk spotted on Sumas Mountain

Animals reintroduced to the Fraser Valley a decade ago.

This large elk was spotted among cattle on Sumas Mountain Tuesday.

This large elk was spotted among cattle on Sumas Mountain Tuesday.

A sighting of a large male elk on Sumas Mountain Tuesday is a reminder of the animals’ continued survival in the area.

While deer sightings are common in the area, elk are seen much less often. Nevertheless, they are in the area.

Across the border, in Washington, a herd of elk is about 300 strong. And north of the Fraser River, Roosevelt elk have been reintroduced in several areas over the last 10 years, including at Harrison, Stave and Pitt lakes.