Seeing a beautiful bull elk on the side of the road is awesome.
Such majestic, regal, beautiful creatures… sure, it’s great to arrow one and fill up the freezer, but just watching them is pretty special in itself.
However, for Tyler and Sheena Terryberry, they had a much different elk experience in Parshall, Colorado.
According to Meateater, Tyler, a veteran hunting guide, and his wife were taking a drive through the snow in January, when they had a close encounter with a bull elk in the road.
Tyler, who has had several run-ins with elk over his career, decided to pull over and admire the incredible creature. Although Sheena warned him not to, Tyler got the attention of the elk over to the car, and then it was too late.
“Watch out buddy, you wanna fight?”
The bull begins to back away for a second, but as the car gets closer and closer, you can see it lower its antlers, and charge straight for the side of the car… burying its antler right into the tire.
Yeah, bet you’re eating your words now, my guy.
He weighed in on the unfortunate event:
“She definitely warned me. Every once in a while you find an animal that’s sick, and they don’t usually act right. The (Colorado Division of Wildlife) had to put down a mountain lion near us just a week ago because it was sick and acting weird.
Then of course when it happened, it was an ‘I told you so’ moment. If it was my truck she wouldn’t have cared; she would have laughed right along with me.
We get pretty close to elk where we’re at, and I’ve been way closer than that, and I’ve never had one try to attack me. It took me by surprise.”
Good news for him, he caught it all on video so nobody can claim he was lying:
“The cost was well worth the story, and I’m glad I got it on video because no one would have ever believed me.
The bull didn’t get hurt, and it could have been worse. He could have punctured a hole in the radiator or come through the window at me.”
Honestly, seems like he’s done that before… lowers his head, straight for the tire. He knew what he was doing…
As they say:
“Mess with the bull, you’ll get the horns”
Or in this case, a bull elk.
Massive Elk Herd Surrounds Colorado Home
Imagine waking up and going out on the front porch for a morning coffee and seeing every elk that lives in your area sitting right on your front lawn. Seems crazy right?
Well, that’s pretty much what happened here.
Elk in Colorado have the highest population in the world. That means there’s just bound to be human interaction from time to time. And if you’ve ever been in Estes Park, you know they’re EVERYWHERE.
These animals are very gregarious, as they tend to live in herds. Elk herds can often be fairly large with 200-400 individuals traveling around together.
Folks in this Colorado neighborhood learned that in very weird fashion as a whole herd decided to rest right in somebody’s yard all around their house.
People driving by captured footage of the wild occurrence as the elk all lay down around the homes. There is even a massive bull elk seen sitting right at somebody’s front door.
That would certainly be shock to walk outside or come home to. I mean, what are you really going to do? It’s probably not worth trying to shoo away a massive bull elk. The consequences aren’t worth going inside.