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Gazette Premium Content Report: Elk in viral video put down

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News services Updated: November 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

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.

shows the elk nuzzling then butting heads with another photographer in the Smokies. 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.

 

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