The Elk And The Photographer
January 21, 2017 10:33am CST
I saw this on Facebook and was fascinated, its a pretty long video but I had to watch to see how it ends... I am always using my camera to catch the best shot but I've never found myself in danger while doing it. Have you? This video is worth seeing if you can. It's from YouTube. I found myself holding my breath while I watched this Elk and the photographer. Then when I got to youTube looking for it there , there was an “ end of the story” – sad but true... Below paragraph is from YouTube. After a YouTube clip of an elk head-butting a photographer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park went viral late last week, the animal has been euthanized, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. Always prowling for human food, the elk had been getting too close to people for some time, and the viral video was the just last straw, park spokeswoman Dana Soehn told the newspaper.
15 people like this
• El Paso, Texas
Poor elk, why is it that we take away their habitat then kill them because they haven't anywhere else to go. I hate when they do things like this, it's not the Elks fault. I also got the impression the elk was young and simply having fun with the photographer. You know me, I'm always on the kritters side.
• Riga, Latvia
Nope, Nope, Nope totally disagree. The animal should not have to die for these reasons. Surely they could have perhaps sent it to a zoo or something like that. It would not be free to roam but would be fed and could live its life.
• United States
Amazing. Such interest in that backpack! Wonder what may have been inside that backpack to draw the interest of the elk. Perhaps just a nosy elk. Humans are always trespassing in territory that does not belong to them, and then the animals who are disrupted by the presence of humans are killed. Makes me sick.
• United States
This kind of pisses me off. The man saw the elk coming closer, why did he just not leave the area? Instead, the poor elk gets put down. The fact that the photographer let the elk get closer tells me that this is common place for the photographer to invite this sort of action. I suppose, that most humans would do the same thing and of course with animals, it becomes a learned experience. What ever happened to respecting wild life?