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Eric Cole noted that five trumpeter swan cygnets hatched last week on the National Elk Refuge and were observed swimming and foraging in the c…

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It's one of those things park officials really can't seem to say enough: Do not approach the wildlife.

If you do, you might end up like the Grand Teton National Park visitor pictured in the first article below, scampering away from an angry bull elk while hordes of other tourists watch.

Read more about that encounter from the man who watched it happen in this week's newsletter. Scroll down for more on the recent rainfall (part of the reason fire danger dropped to moderate) and Rep. Liz Cheney's most recent campaign event on the West Bank, where Teton County voters pressed her on climate change.

As a recovering politics reporter, here's my primary season admonishment to Wyomingites reading this week's Confluence: Don't forget to vote. Wyoming voters have until next Tuesday to cast ballots, and you can find more information about who's running on the News&Guide's "Elections" tab.

Have a great weekend y'all and, if you're looking for more information on the earthquake that hit Driggs, Idaho last night, pick up a copy of tomorrow's Jackson Hole Daily for more.

— Billy