CALEXICO — This city is overrun by 1,100 Elk.
The Fish and Wildlife Service doesn't seem concerned, though, and local hunters shouldn't get excited; no 16-pointers these.
Starting today, Calexico is hosting the 34th annual Elks south district jamboree.
Elk from all over the U.S. have booked local hotel rooms and parked their RVs around town.
Tonight the president of the California and Hawaii lodges, John Caryalho, will be feted at the Rockwood Avenue Elks lodge.
This morning, Elks played golf at Holtville's Barbara Worth Golf Resort.
Saturday morning Elks wives and Elks who aren't officers will head to Mexicali for a bit of shopping. Elks officers will stay in Calexico for a clinic.
Luis Cota of Calexico, an Elks trustee, said, "We'll be taking care of some business."
Saturday night Calexico Elks will host a "Mexican fiesta" featuring dinner, dancing and a mariachi.
To accommodate the Elks, city officials made arrangements to block off two streets.