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Date: 11/18/13 12:41 PM

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

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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    Link: Elk From Head-butting Video Put Down - He was deemed a ``safety threat``....
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    oobaka Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    I f*cking hate people.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Sad, but I hope the meat didn`t go to waste.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    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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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    And how many real estate developers were put down last year when their projects became safety threats to wildlife environments?
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    November 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    I also hate people. I suppose "euthanize" means someone just shot it in the f`in face.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    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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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    @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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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    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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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
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    November 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm
    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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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    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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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm
    "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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    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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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    "Let`s euthanize all cats!"
    Finally! A movement people can get behind.

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    den3jlb Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    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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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    (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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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    "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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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    November 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm
    "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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    Sad, but I hope someone got venison jerky out of that. Yummy.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm
    - Too Jonathan Swiftish?

    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    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.

    Sad, but I hope the meat didn`t go to waste.
    Me, too, Gerry. I loves me some chicken-fried elk steak.
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    Laran Male 40-49
    467 posts
    November 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    I don`t know about Elk but can you grab their horns and twist them on their side like a stroppy bull?
    Go for it! I`ll hold your coat.
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    Laran Male 40-49
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    November 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    @Ollie- that`s why I asked if they go down as easily as cattle.
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    toeachhisown Male 50-59
    418 posts
    November 19, 2013 at 1:00 am
    "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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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2013 at 2:20 am
    @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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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    November 19, 2013 at 2:41 am
    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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    badfish951 Male 70 & Over
    113 posts
    November 19, 2013 at 5:37 am
    @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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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    November 19, 2013 at 7:24 am
    "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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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    November 19, 2013 at 10:45 am
    LOL Drac - chances are better if you take them somewhere nice for dinner first.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    "...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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    November 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    What does elk taste like? (Please don`t say elk!).
    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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