There is a herd of about 20 caribou that at certain times of the year live in the woods along a very narrow strip on the Barkerville Highway. This is near Wells in British Columbia.
I am told the caribou feast on lichen – that they are delicate nibblers of the wispy tendrils hanging off the evergreens. Every once in awhile you catch ghosts of them whispering through the trees.
But yesterday… there they were. Four bucksome caribou hanging out in the middle of the road. Licking salt, I presume.
Not playing music or writing songs, not emailing or being social online. Just licking salt.