Photographer gets in tussle with an elk, escapes unharmed

Peta PIxel blog Updated: November 14, 2013 at 9:25 am • Published: November 13, 2013 0
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We’ve seen photographs of wildlife that run the gamut from cute to ‘Far Side,’ but it’s important never to forget that wild animals are, after all, wild… and therefore dangerous. One photographer was reminded when he found himself in a tense standoff with a young bull elk on the side of the road.

The altercation happened in the Cataloochee Valley of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, when a bull elk decided to start the day by starting some trouble with a nearby photographer.

According to the video description, the photographer in question had been keeping a respectful distance when the curious elk took notice and walked up to sniff his camera gear. So far so good. The problem started when the elk became more aggressive, lowering his antlers and full-on headbutting the poor photog.

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