Woman Attacked By Elk in Estes Park Caught on Camera
Two people were injured after an elk charged a woman in Estes Park earlier this week. Jason Clay, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said, “She miraculously came out unharmed. She had some scrapes. She was not transported and did not require medical attention.”
An employee got in between the woman and the elk with his vehicle, causing the elk to attack the vehicle and giving the woman time to escape.
A man was also injured after jumping out of the way of the elk, though he did not make contact with the animal. He slipped on a rock while jumping away and has been hospitalized.
The people caught on camera were too close to the animals, especially as it is mating season, when bulls are very territorial over cows. While it is not clear what caused the animal to attack, another bull in the vicinity may have also provoked the animal into action.