Elk Charges as Man Tries to Fix Truck

A man was fixing his truck in Estes Park, Colorado, when he had a close encounter with an agitated bull elk in early September.

Servando Talamantes recorded this video of the elk ramming his vehicle as he stood on the other side of his truck. It can then be heard bugling.

According to the National Park Service (NPS), September is the start of the fall rut, or mating season, a time when elk may be seen at lower elevations, and a time in which male elk, or bulls, are more aggressive. Credit: Servando Talamantes via Storyful

Video transcript

- Dude, get inside. That thing will kill you.

[ELK BUGLES]

Dude, get inside. Dude, get inside. That thing will kill you.

[ELK BUGLES]

Dude, get inside.