Just a heads up for any of you planning to visit a part of the country that is home to elk this Fall- the big ones with the pointy antlers will ram your car if you get too close. Just in case you didn’t know.

The white SUV in the video below can be seen passing a bull elk with its harem of cows standing nearby. You can see that the car has its windows down, and somebody appears to be taking a video with their phone.

They learn the hard way what happens when you mess with a bull elk during the rut. For those of you that don’t know, the rut is when male elk aggressively protect their group of females during mating season.

Video uploaded to YouTube by: J. Steven Brooks-Wozniak in Estes Park, CO.