Elk From Head-butting Video Put Down [Pic+]

Submitted by: McThstlpnts 3 years ago in

He was deemed a ""safety threat""....
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Male 15,832
[quote]What does elk taste like? (Please don`t say elk!).[/quote]
The only elk I`ve ever had came from a large bull, so it wasn`t as tender as a smaller bull or cow would have been. It`s not as tender as beef (although it might be if you kept one in a feedlot for a few weeks). IMO the flavor is closer to beef than it is to venison which tends to be more gamey, but the texture is similar to venison.
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Male 661
"...Well that`s stupid, it clearly wasn`t trying to hurt him..."

Uh yeah, until rutting season.

Ever been near an adult male elk or moose in rut, probably not because you are around to tell me no. If it isn`t wary of humans now, it won`t during rut, and when they are they`ll kill you for looking at them funny.
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Female 4,039
LOL Drac - chances are better if you take them somewhere nice for dinner first.
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Male 14,827
"that`s why I asked if they go down as easily as cattle."

Dunno, I never had an elk or a cow go down on me. There`s a first time for everything I guess.
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Male 113
@Nickel, More beefy than deer but I think it varies on region and diet. Like a Midwestern elk will probably have more corn in it`s diet and probably won`t be as gamy as an elk from the Rockies.
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Male 5,874
A judicious squirt of pepper-spray would have been adequate. The elk would have learned to stay away from humans and still be alive.
What does elk taste like? (Please don`t say elk!).
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Male 2,332
@5Cats: Relax, I was merely illustrating a point :p

This whole story is straight out of South Park. "It`s headed right for us!"

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Male 418
"The government tells us that if we feed the animals, they will become dependent and will lose the ability to fend for themselves.

This is the same government that has put 50 million Americans on food stamps."

WELL SAID SIR!
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Male 466
@Ollie- that`s why I asked if they go down as easily as cattle.
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Male 15,832
[quote]I don`t know about Elk but can you grab their horns and twist them on their side like a stroppy bull? [/quote]
Go for it! I`ll hold your coat.
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Male 466
That Elk looked more boisterous and playful than aggressive to me.
I don`t know about Elk but can you grab their horns and twist them on their side like a stroppy bull?
I`ve seen way bigger animals than this one thrown over and taught to fear the man.
after that they don`t want anything to do with humans.
shooting him over a bit of play seems a bit drastic.
in Oz if we shot every cranky critter there would be nothin` left!
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Male 15,832
The government tells us that if we feed the animals, they will become dependent and will lose the ability to fend for themselves.

This is the same government that has put 50 million Americans on food stamps.

[quote]Sad, but I hope the meat didn`t go to waste.[/quote]
Me, too, Gerry. I loves me some chicken-fried elk steak.
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Male 37,762
[quote]- Too Jonathan Swiftish?[/quote]

Yup! Sorry @maggierose78: You`ve managed to parody yourself into a corner... :-/

The article did say "after efforts to keep it away from people failed" which means they DID TRY to not shoot it, eh?

This is what happens when people feed large wild animals: it ALWAYS ends badly...

Feeding wild ducks = OK!
Feeding wild elk = BAD!
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Male 14,827
Sad, but I hope someone got venison jerky out of that. Yummy.
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Female 688
"The problem was people FEEDING them!"

Then lets put down the people who feed the wild animals. That will put a stop to it.
- Too Jonathan Swiftish?
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Male 2,675
"Get over it eco-dweebs. 1 elk does not matter in the grand scheme. One person does."

Neither matters "in the grand scheme". And I`d put money on the elk.
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Male 4,072
(eyesroll)

I`m not touchy feely for the damn elk, but I`m sure someone was paid a healthy sun to track the elk and shoot it. Are we going to start shooting every animal that comes up to the windows of cars for food? Because that guy is going to have a lot of work. If your going to put roads, campsites, houses, restaurants, and everything else near and threw the damn forest don`t be shocked that the animals lose their fear of you.
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Male 364
An elk plays with a human - gets put down due becoming a danger.

A human shoots 30 other humans - Gets re-homed with access to human rights laws.
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Male 820
"Let`s euthanize all cats!"
Finally! A movement people can get behind.

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Male 37,762
It`s sad but true: that elk was way too comfortable around humans. An `incident` was inevitable and could have resulted in people being injured or killed.

Bears get ONE chance around here: they start getting too close to people they`re moved 100 miles or so away & released. If they show up again? Game over.

@Reignblazer: No one`s suggesting extermination of the Elk Species dude! Try to not over-react!

Cats don`t weigh 1,000 pounds & have long, pointy horns! If a cat attacks you? Scratches and possibly a bite is the worst that will happen.

The problem was people FEEDING them! Put and end to that asap!
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Male 2,332
"Our duty is to rule over the animals on earth"

Get a load of this guy lol. Who told you that? Did God whisper it into your ear you loon?

"When an animal has no fear of humans, it becomes a danger."

I saw someone give food to a cat. Clearly, cats no longer fear humans. Let`s euthanize all cats!




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Male 1,454
The problem was that the man did nothing! I understand if he`s doing it for close up shots etc, but there came a point when he didn`t do anything, when he should have done something! The guy was even struggling against the elk at times and just kept sitting down!

Our duty is to rule over the animals on earth. If an animal with 1 meter long sharp horns is head butting you, even playfully, you need to teach it not to. Someone else could get hurt, maimed or even killed. You may be the best animal handler in the world, but if you let that animal with 1m sharp horns think it`s ok to playfully head butt people, you`re not doing your duty.

Ruling over animals is about using respect, gentleness, and discipline; building friendships without judgements, through communication without words.
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Male 113
The cameraman is a fool for not getting out of there as soon as he could. I`m sure it wasn`t wasted... Elk are beautiful but they`re still food.
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Male 4,746
When an animal has no fear of humans, it becomes a danger. It sucks, but that`s the way it is. Nothing to do with the photographer guy...he just happened to be in the right spot at the right time and got some video of the deer. His actions only alerted the rangers to the issue. They didn`t cause the issue.
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Female 1,540
@Gerry I thought the same thing..

@auburnjunky While I appreciate your stand point, you basically said, "One life doesn`t matter but another life does." :/ In a technical sense, one person does not matter in the grand scheme of things either.
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Male 1,341
Well that`s stupid, it clearly wasn`t trying to hurt him. If it wanted to it would have mowed that guy the f*ck down easily. Looks like it was just trying to play.
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Female 4,039
I also hate people. I suppose "euthanize" means someone just shot it in the f`in face.
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Male 2,758
And how many real estate developers were put down last year when their projects became safety threats to wildlife environments?
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Male 10,339
Good. He obviously has no fear of humans, and would injure someone.

Get over it eco-dweebs. 1 elk does not matter in the grand scheme. One person does.
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Male 38,467

Sad, but I hope the meat didn`t go to waste.
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Male 1,284
I f*cking hate people.
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Female 1,540
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