By Josie  January 3rd, 2024

Angry Elk Ramming Cars on Colorado Highway

Traffic jams are a common sight, but what’s not so common is them being caused by an angry elk ramming cars!

From afar these animals are romantic woodland creatures, but when their huge antlers threaten to break your car window they are suddenly much less cute.

The video captures a bull elk during its mating season, using its large antlers to hit cars.

The Footage

This could potentially lead to a really dangerous situation if it breaks a car window.

Bull elks use their antlers to demonstrate dominance and to catch the attention of females.

The Purpose of Antlers During Breeding Season

Strength and stamina decide the victor, and, consequently, the right to mate.

Elk antlers are incredibly strong, capable of withstanding intense combat.

How Strong Are Elk Antlers?

Made of bone, these antlers can grow up to an inch per day during the summer! In other words, it’s one of the fastest-growing animal tissues.

Mature bull elks can have antlers spanning over four feet, weighing up to 40 pounds.

From the initial reintroduction of around 49 elk in 1913, the population has grown substantially.

Elks in Estes Park

Today, Estes Park and the surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park are home to an estimated 600 to 800 elk.

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