Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared video of a cow elk charging at people along Upper Bear Creek Road in Evergreen on Tuesday. Wildlife officers say the elk was displaying normal protective behavior presumably because she had young around. CPW suggest giving deer, elk and moose an especially wide berth this time of year when they will be protective of their newborns.
Reports of aggressive cow elk are coming in from Evergreen Lake on Upper Bear Creek Road.
Cow elk will be exhibiting normal protective behavior of their young. You need to give wildlife extra space this time of year and be sure to keep dogs on leashes. pic.twitter.com/nwiLn4PIAU
— CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE) June 16, 2021