Big Ol’ Bull Elk And A Horse Size Each Other Up Over A Colorado Fence

Elk horse

That could be an interesting match up…

I mean, they look to be fairly similar animals really. Outside of the massive antlers that elk can grow, their size isn’t far off.

Bull elk can weigh up to 700 pounds and stand up to five feet tall at the shoulder, while the average horse weighs around 1,000 pounds and stands around five feet tall at the shoulder. The size match up seems fair until you see the two side-by-side.

A bull elk sports antlers that can add another 5 foot extension off the end of their head, making them look massive in comparison along with having an insane advantage over the horse in any sort of battle that could go on.

Luckily, these animals rarely interact.

A large bull elk in Estes Park, Colorado, is seen approaching a horse pen. The elk is sporting a very impressive set of antlers.

The elk seems intrigued by the horses and one of the horses feels the same. The pair stare back and forth almost confused by the others existence.

“I took this video from my back porch when I saw the elk and horses interacting. I was so surprised when they seemed to kiss! Estes Park is famous for its abundant elk herds. They are amazing.”

What a cool and unique interaction to see.

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