Yellowstone National Park Issues “Danger Warning” To Tourists About Elk

Elk attack

Folks, we’re rolling into warmer weather, which means summer vacations and idiots getting attacked by wild animals at Yellowstone National Park.

Bears have already come out of hibernation, and bison are ruthlessly tearing up wooden walkways around the park, so tourists have those things to worry about along with this new issue that Yellowstone is warning visitors about.

Elk calving season has officially begun, which means that elk within the park will naturally have more of a tendency to be very protective.

The “danger” label has been given to the situation since cow elk are now more likely to be aggressive towards humans, with the park warning that they could even run towards visitors or even kick them.

A news release last Friday from the park heeded the warning to be cautious around the Elk. Yellowstone’s Twitter account shared the news as well, saying:

“NEWS RELEASE: Elk calving has begun in Yellowstone National Park. Be aware of your surroundings!”

The National Parks Service posted these guidelines on their website in regards to the Elk situation in Yellowstone:

“-Elk calving season has begun in Yellowstone National Park.

-Cow elk are much more aggressive towards people during the calving season and may run towards you or kick.

-Look around corners before exiting buildings or walking around blind spots: cow elk may bed their calves near buildings and under cars.

-Always keep at least 25 yards (23 m) from elk.

-If an elk runs toward you, find shelter in your vehicle or behind a tall, sturdy barrier as quickly as possible.

-You are responsible for your own safety.

-Attacks can be unprovoked and unpredictable.”

Poor Yellowstone National Park, always having to put news releases and guidelines out there to keep those who wander the beautiful outdoors safe.

Seems like they could just do one news release that would cover everything, that way they wouldn’t have to write a new one up every time.

It could read:

NEWS RELEASE: Stay away from wild animals and don’t be a dumba**.

Yellowstone National Park, on the rare chance that you are reading this, feel free to run with this one for future news releases.

Don’t wind up like this guy…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock