Mess with the bull (elk) and you’ll get the horns.
Footage from Estes Park, Colorado, has recently gone viral after a a bull elk railroaded a man over a cement wall in a public park. The man was ultimately ok, but it could’ve been much worse.
According to Yahoo, Denver resident Eric Burley captured the wild footage, after warning the man to keep his distance. He didn’t listen…
Here’s the full story from Eric:
“My name is Eric Burley and I live in Denver Colorado. My wife who is pregnant in her second trimester and also currently going thru chemotherapy treatment fighting breast cancer was having a “good day” on Oct 31st so we decided to go to Estes Park Colorado.
While in Estes Park we noticed a heard of Elk relaxing and feeding in the middle of a park area. It was a beautiful site to see up close and personal. I then noticed another male Elk coming towards the heard and thought this isn’t going to be good. The two male elks made eye contact and started showing teeth.
That’s when I knew to clear a path between the two and let mother nature take its course. However a person thought it would be wise to walk right in front of one of the Male Elks.
This person also didn’t listen to my commands to watch out and that’s when the person got attacked by the elk. The person seemed fine, thankfully but the message here is too respect the space of wildlife and to use common sense.”