Elk in Yellowstone National Park are becoming aggressive as the mating season gets into full swing. Consequently, the park is issuing a caution that while the elk rut has under way, bull elk can be extremely dangerous. Several vehicles are damaged by elk every year, and people are occasionally charged and injured. Park visitors are cautioned to keep at least 25 yards from elk at all times and if an elk charges, find shelter in your vehicle or behind a tall, sturdy barrier as quickly as possible. Look around corners before exiting buildings or walking around blind spots. The mating season generally occurs from early September to mid-October.
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