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The Yellowstone Valley Inn in Wapiti, WY

The door handle is actually an antelope horn(s)…{correction…as per the comments below, these are actually antlers…thanks Erin!!} a nice pattern adorns the door as well. The people are friendly, very talkative and this place is classy and in the middle of nowhere! A great place for local food!! The chicken wings are excellent here…the best I have ever had! The road outside is deserted meaning that you can easily do a 125MPH sojourn!! Posted by Picasa

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  1. Anonymous July 25, 2006

    I couldn’t help myself… the antler is actual from a deer. 🙂 The difference between horns and antlers are that antlers are grown and shed each year; horns are perminant. You’ll hear of a deer, elk, moose and caribou being in “velvet” in the spring. This is during the antler growing period where the antler is covered with a fuzzy skin, which the animal later rubs off in the fall when the antlers are full grown (it gets itchy and and they rub it off on trees and anything else they can find). In the winter the antlers just fall off… which was probably how this one was recovered for the door handle.

    -Erin

  2. Anonymous July 25, 2006

    I couldn’t help myself… the antler is actual from a deer. 🙂 The difference between horns and antlers are that antlers are grown and shed each year; horns are perminant. You’ll hear of a deer, elk, moose and caribou being in “velvet” in the spring. This is during the antler growing period where the antler is covered with a fuzzy skin, which the animal later rubs off in the fall when the antlers are full grown (it gets itchy and and they rub it off on trees and anything else they can find). In the winter the antlers just fall off… which was probably how this one was recovered for the door handle.

    -Erin

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