STAY AWAY FROM ELK DURING RUT SEASON. I REPEAT. STAY AWAY FROM ELK DURING RUT SEASON.
Have I made that clear enough?
We always see tons of videos coming from Yellowstone National Park this time of year of tourists crowding around to take pictures of bull elk during rutting season. It typically ends with somebody getting hurt, and this video isn’t the exception.
The bull elk are extremely territorial this time of year. They’re vying for the right to mate with their harem of cows, and they’ll do just about anything to protect them.
This group of tourists found that out the hard way, like so many before them, and it ended up with a guy getting tossed to the ground. I feel bad for him, but just stay in your car next time please. Then you won’t get hurt, and I won’t have to make a silly blog on the internet about your foolishness.