Do not mess around when momma is nearby.
A visitor at the Intention of the World in the Coconino National Forest in Arizona got up close and personal with Mother Nature recently.
In the excerpt, a large female elk can be speeding near a young assume in a wooded neighborhood just off the road. A young animal can be heard crying, but is not immediately noticeable. The bear starts to attack something under a fallen tree, and that’s when it becomes apparent that the announcements are coming from an elk calf.
But mama is having none of it.
The bear briefly withdraws up a tree, and when it attempts to attack the baby elk again, the mother elk moves in, knocking and blaming the bear.
The charge generates the baby elk sufficient time to get away, and the two run off into the woods.