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Woman Attacked By Elk in Estes Park Caught on Camera

Two people were injured after an elk charged a woman in Estes Park earlier this week. Jason Clay, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said, “She miraculously came out unharmed. She had some scrapes. She was not transported and did not require medical attention.”

An employee got in between the woman and the elk with his vehicle, causing the elk to attack the vehicle and giving the woman time to escape.

A man was also injured after jumping out of the way of the elk, though he did not make contact with the animal. He slipped on a rock while jumping away and has been hospitalized.

The people caught on camera were too close to the animals, especially as it is mating season, when bulls are very territorial over cows. While it is not clear what caused the animal to attack, another bull in the vicinity may have also provoked the animal into action.

Kaylee Huntley Managing Editor

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee spends her time reading, writing, and debating.

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