Keep Your Distance

How many times does a person have to get too close to a wild animal and get hurt before one learns that these animals are wild?

Jody Tibbitts captured this video of a lady trying to approach an elk at Yellowstone National Park. As you can see, the elk got the better of her. Because the lady was not hurt, it’s okay to laugh at just how unwise a move it was to approach a wild animal. But sit tight, it won’t be long before some other person does it.

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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.


  1. I’ve got a great video from Yellowstone (shot from the safety of the roof of my SUV) of a beautiful Bull Elk in a meadow. Just after I started filming, an idiot pulled up right in front of me and proceeded to get her kids out and line them up in front of the elk for a picture. You can hear me describing the action as “Here’s this stupid woman, trying to get her kids killed by a wild animal, cause she’s too stupid to know a wild animal is wild and will use those pointy things on its head to kill her…” and you can hear my wife in the SUV saying “shut up, she’ll hear you!” with me laughing. Ah, good times.

  2. She is probably too scared to touch an inanimate object, aka, gun……………..but thinks she can bond with an animate one, aka, elk…………………Lucky she was flogged.