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

Hits: 5063 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: McThstlpnts
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OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14445 Posts
Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:20:41 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.

Kalimata
Male, 30-39, Canada
 660 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:50:26 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.

Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3900 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:45:54 AM
LOL Drac - chances are better if you take them somewhere nice for dinner first.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12337 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:24:22 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.

badfish951
Male, 70 & Over, Midwest US
 111 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:37:12 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.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4624 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:41:52 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!).

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2235 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:20:20 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!"


toeachhisown
Male, 50-59, Western US
 279 Posts
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:00:48 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!

Laran
Male, 30-39, Australia
 261 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 11:42:42 PM
@Ollie- that's why I asked if they go down as easily as cattle.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14445 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 11:09:17 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.

Laran
Male, 30-39, Australia
 261 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 10:31:21 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!

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14445 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 9:06:52 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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25772 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 8:13:43 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!

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12337 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 7:30:58 PM
Sad, but I hope someone got venison jerky out of that. Yummy.

maggierose78
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 675 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 7:14:56 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?

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2652 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 3:58:22 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.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1953 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 3:36:44 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.

den3jlb
Male, 18-29, Europe
 322 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 3:24:04 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.

Denogginizer
Male, 30-39, Western US
 820 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 3:17:05 PM
"Let's euthanize all cats!"
Finally! A movement people can get behind.


5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25772 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 3:13:36 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!

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2235 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 2:56:33 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!





747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1060 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 2:54:52 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.

badfish951
Male, 70 & Over, Midwest US
 111 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 2:32:40 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.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4598 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 2:18:33 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.

McThstlpnts
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1494 Posts
Monday, November 18, 2013 1:41:10 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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