Conservation officers have relocated a half-tonne bull elk to safer pastures after it became enamoured with local livestock near 100 Mile House, in central B.C.
“He spent some good quality time with a couple of the females,” said Messner, with a laugh. “And kept the bull calves away with his big antlers.”
The elk was aggressively mounting heifers and using his antlers to throw young male calves it saw as competition into the air.
It quickly became a local attraction as he pushed the herd into an area on the edge of 100 Mile House, near Highway 97.
“He was hopping back and forth effortlessly over a 5-foot fence with everybody in view from the highway watching this elk jumping back and forth pushing cows.
“It was entertaining and it was fun to go out on the ranch every morning with your cup of coffee and see where he was and what he was up to but it started to become a bit of a dangerous situation for everybody.”