I understand how incredibly rare it is for the average person to see an elk roaming the streets of a residential area, and people are gonna be curious, considering it may be the first time they’ll ever encounter something like this.
Even though this may be a wildly rare moment, you have to be sure to either stay indoors and away from the massive creatures, and if you’re in a car, do NOT stop in the middle of the road to take a video or picture…
This is a prime example.
In this video, you can see two bull elk going at it in a neighborhood in Estes Park, Colorado, which is known for having TONS of elk roaming around.
Nevertheless, when the guy driving stops in his car to take a video… he learns the hard way that it was a mistake.
As the two elk brutally fight each other, they quickly make their way towards the man’s vehicle, and before the guy even really has time to react, one of the elk is pushed straight into his car side mirror and damaging it, and you can hear glass and car parts shatter as the man yells out:
This video was more than likely taken during the elk rut, as the two bulls were probably fighting over their future mate, which makes them way more ornery than usual.
“Driving through the town of Estes park and these two male elk were fighting off to the side.
One elk dominates the other and forces him into the street, taking out our side mirror on our car.
I had to duck away because an antler swung into my open window and almost caught my face! Everyone including the elk are fine.”
The video is a great reminder that no matter how cool an encounter like this may be, it’s best to just keep your distance and keep the traffic moving.