Mature bull elk can weigh over 700 pounds, so it’s never advisable to get close to them, and especially during rutting season.
The biggest and baddest bulls are typically fighting each other for their right to mate, and your car could be just enough to trigger their uhh… aggressive instincts 😆
These tourists at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park learned that lesson the hard way when a jacked up bull started laying his antlers into their rubber.
That must be a difficult call to the car insurance provider:
“Uh… yeah… so I got too close to a 700 lb. deer at Yellowstone and my Dodge Ram is missing a headlight, the front right tire, and a side mirror…”