Colorado Man Asks Bull Elk If He “Wants To Fight,” Immediately Regrets His Decision When The Elk Pops His Tire

Elk Yellowstone

Seeing a bull elk on the side of the road is nothing short of breath taking, especially if you’re from a part of the country where elk are nonexistent, like me.

So, I can sympathize with these folks for wanting to take a minute and take it all in, because it may not ever happen again.

However, I’m not sure if this could’ve gone much worse…

According to Meateater, Tyler Terryberry, a veteran hunting guide, and his wife Sheena were taking a drive through the snow in January in Parshall, Colorado, 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.

He says:

“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.”

Ya hate to see it, but at least the Terryberry’s have a wild story to tell for the rest of their lives, and have the video to prove it.

Check it out:

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