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KUSA - Normally animals like elk would have gone to the high country by now. However, they, like miller moths, have found great weather and food closer to cities.

On Wednesday, two elk were spotted near Eighth Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Denver.

Jennifer Churchill with Parks and Wildlife says our relatively mild weather and wet spring not only keeps some Elk in place, they create an "explosion" in the populations of small animals. You'll see more rabbits, foxes and snakes in your neighborhood. That could lead to more food for animals like coyotes.

Normally animals like elk would have gone to the high country by now. However, they, like miller moths, have found great weather and food closer to cities. 9NEWS at 8 a.m. 07/03/14.

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