CASPER, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park said on Thursday that the public should be aware that bull elk can be “unpredictable and dangerous during fall mating season.”
The elk mating season is underway in Yellowstone and the park says that people should stay alert.
“People have been severely injured by elk,” Yellowstone says. “Elk run quickly and may change direction without warning.”
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People should maintain at least 25 yards of distance from elk.
“If an elk charges you, find shelter in your vehicle or behind a tall, sturdy barrier as quickly as possible,” Yellowstone adds.
People should also follow directions given by any park rangers.
“You are responsible for your own safety,” Yellowstone says.