VIDEO: Elk vs photographer goes viral, leads to elk's demise

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:51:54 AM HST   Updated On: Nov 19 2013 07:39:53 AM HST

Video of  an elk head-butting photographer went viral prompting officials at  Great Smoky Mountains Park to euthanize the animal. 

"By initiating physical contact with a visitor, the elk displayed an unacceptable risk to human safety," a park statement released Monday said.

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WATCH the video here on mobile: Elk vs Photographer at Great Smoky Mountains park


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