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Evergreen, ColoradoKDVR) — If you’re traveling to Evergreen, Colorado’s small mountain community, you’re more likely to find Elk.
And when the temperature rises, the delivery season of Elk begins. There are some reports of aggressive Cowerk on Lake Evergreen, a hotspot for animals and tourists.
While videos of people running from Elk around the lake have surfaced, Colorado Parks and Wildlife says animal behavior is not uncommon.
“Cowerk demonstrates the normal protective behavior of their youth. During this time, wildlife needs to be given extra space and dogs tied to strings,” said CPW.
Elk cows generally give birth The first two weeks of June after a 245-day gestation period.
If you decide to take a walk around the lake, you may come across an elk on your way. CPW said you should succumb to the elk and keep a safe distance.
“If you see wildlife on moving trails or trails, you may need to avoid wildlife, especially during this time when deer, elks and elks protect their newborns,” said CPW.
In 2020, A man was attacked by Elk at the Ever Green Golf Course, Next to Lake Evergreen.
CPW officer Jason Clay says the rule of thumb when you’re around an elk is to use your thumb to measure distance from the animal.
“It’s generally a safe distance if you can raise your thumb and cover the whole body of the animal. If you raise your hand and look at the elk through the small circle of your hand, you can see the elk. It’s usually a safe distance, “Clay explained.
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