Lately, park rangers seem to have more problems with the people than the wildlife…
Whether its some drunk person trying to ride a bison or an idiot getting too close a grizzly bear to get a picture for the ‘Gram. I mean, it happens at every national park. But Elk are known to cause a little bit of trouble sometimes, and depending on the time of year, they can get aggressive.
Yellowstone National Park is home to some pretty amazing wildlife. But due to its popularity, it also has lots of tourists.
And while sometimes you can see them acting like fools, this time, they had the camera ready to go.
A group of tourists are standing at a safe distance from a bull elk (shocker), as the elk looks around, clearly unimpressed by everything happening around him.
One car recognizes the situation and backs away from the elk before it can take a run at them. Then you see the elk take off running and in comes a Park Ranger vehicle. The elk smashes right into the side of it.
Nobody expects and elk to ram your vehicle, even in Yellowstone working as a Park Ranger.
You see folks, this is why we stay away from elk in parks… imagine if someone was standing there instead of a truck.
Here’s from the the people behind the camera:
“This happened on September 10, 2021, when my family and I took a vacation to Yellowstone National Park.
We were on our way back to the Airbnb when we saw a lot of park rangers trying to keep people at a certain distance. So I drove back around and parked right in front of the elk.
It is during the rutting season so the males were hyper-aggressive. He lunged at two cars before ramming into the ranger’s vehicle.”