Elk Protecting Calf Killed In New Mexico

Feeding wildlife is to blame

Feeding wildlife has consequences and can sometimes lead to tragedy.

So was the case in Cloudcroft, New Mexico this week when police were forced to shoot and kill an elk that charged a group of people.  It is thought that the elk felt its calf was being threatened.

It is believed that the elk had come into contact with people after being fed numerous times before.

Remember folks, wildlife is wild.

So don’t feed it!