Colorado woman attacked by elk near home |

Colorado woman attacked by elk near home

EVERGREEN, Colo. – A woman was taken to the hospital after a bull elk attacked her outside her house in the foothills west of Denver.

Colorado Division of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says the 47-year-old woman was leaving her home in Evergreen Tuesday morning and was attacked when she got out of her car to go back inside.

The woman called her husband, who called 911. Churchill says the woman’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, but doesn’t know her condition.

Churchill says the woman didn’t immediately remember what happened. The woman’s name wasn’t released.

It’s mating season for elk and Churchill say it’s common for bulls to be more aggressive.

Wildlife officers looked for the elk but didn’t find it.


Information from: KUSA-TV,

Support Local Journalism