Yellowstone Tourist Just Laughs As Bull Elk Nearly Ends His Life

Elk charges man who just stands there

You can’t fix stupid…

There ain’t nothing funny about getting run over by one of the biggest animals to roam our lands.

Elk are one of the largest species of deer in the world. Elk can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and stand up to 6 feet tall at the shoulder. Elk are known for their size and strength along with their massive antlers that males (bulls) grow.

Only male elk have antlers, which they shed and regrow each year. The size of an elk’s antlers can vary depending on a variety of factors, including age, genetics, and food sources. Generally, older and larger bulls will have larger antlers than younger bulls. Antlers can grow up to 6 feet in length and can weigh up to 40 pounds.

Elk can become annoyed by humans, particularly in areas where their habitat comes into urban areas. Elk may cause damage to crops or property, or pose a threat to human safety if they become use to humans or agitated by us. Elk can become aggressive if they are annoyed or threatened. The breeding season cause them to act more aggressive as well.

This tourist is seen approaching a massive bull elk. The elk is happily grazing away roadside, minding its own business.

While this is the perfect opportunity to view an animal like this, there always has to be one in the crowd.

The man walks right up in front of the elk with his cellphone in hand. Immediately the elk lowers its head and shows enough aggression that a person should be warned. But, this guy thought it was funny. He stood his ground, grinning ear to ear, for his cell phone video. The elk puts its head down again and begins the charge.

Thankfully, this fella recognized that and took off in a sprint.

A close call that just didn’t need to happen.

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Elk Hits Hits Moving Car Fleeing Wolf At Yellowstone

Never a dull moment in Yellowstone National Park. Or Yellowstone the show, but that’s another story…

Spanning across Wyoming, Montana and into Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is home to some of the most incredible wildlife you’ll find anywhere in the United States. We’re talking bears, wolves, elk, deer, bison, pronghorn, as well as a ton of fish, birds, and reptiles.

Established in 1872, it’s the first national park in the United States and widely accepted as the first national park in the world. Some will argue however that Bogd Khan Uul National Park in Mongolia is the oldest.

Oldest or not, if it’s not on your bucket list, you need to put it on there ASAP. No matter when you’re there, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see something incredible.

Whether it’s a bison stampede, a bear chasing an elk, a pack of wolves hunting… the place is just crawling with breathtaking wildlife experiences.

And sometimes, you don’t even have to be looking for it.

Matt Fluke of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was looking for a place to picnic with his family when the car behind him got smoked by an elk. Boom, right into the side of their SUV.

Of course there is nothing special about hitting an elk with your car, just about anybody that’s every heard a country song has a deer a time or two. But this elk wasn’t just crossing the road, it was running for its life.

Yep, right after it slammed into the car and knocked itself out, a black wolf emerged from the trees, just seconds behind it.

“I didn’t look at my dashcam video until I got back to where we were staying at. Originally I thought it happened behind that car. We pulled over for a second and saw the elk on the road and the wolf with it.”

Naturally, they pulled over to watch nature take its course.

Wanna catch an elk? Just chase it into a moving car… chase is over.

“There was a turn out real close and lots of other cars stopping around there. You could see it from where we were at and the car that was behind me pulled over and then pulled out and went down the road… it was wild.”

Wild indeed.

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