Like it or not, idiots walk among us.

There isn’t much information relating to this incident available, but we can safely assume that this man is not trained in touching wild elk. How do I know this? Because nobody is trained to touch wild elk, unless they’re unconscious.

Here’s a helpful tip on approaching elk in the wild: DON’T DO IT

Seriously, people, give elk at least 50 yards of space. Not only is it incredibly dangerous to approach them, it can also be illegal.

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