To these snowmobilers, it may just be a nice day to get some fresh air. To this young and brash bull elk however, it is a territorial dispute. A motorist captured this video while following behind two snowmobilers on a road. Now with moose, conventional wisdom says to give them all the space they need. Elk are a little bit more forgiving, but crowding one can still lead to a confrontation, and that’s what happened to these two snowmobilers. Fortunately, everybody involved handled the situation carefully and nobody got hurt. Instead, they got to experience a somewhat tense encounter with a beautiful animal.
Remember, the same trails you enjoy are also attractive to animals that don’t want to be knee deep in snow. Share the road responsibly.