WLOS ABC 13 in Ashville, N.C. reported that the elk seen in a viral video having a close encounter with a photographer has been put down.
The encounter took place at Great Smokies National Park and shows the elk nuzzling then butting heads with a photographer. Park Rangers say the elk showed no fear of humans and was probably looking for food.
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Rangers say they had been tracking the elk since late October, when the video was taken. They say the elk was getting too aggressive toward visitors in the park.