I really have no words right now. *Shakes Head In Disbelief*
Yellowstone National Park rangers are having to put out a P.S.A. again about not interfering with the dang wildlife in the park.
Y’all. How stupid — no that’s not nice. How ignorant — uh-uh, not nice either.
How clueless do you have to be to touch baby animals in Yellowstone National Park?
I’m pretty sure that nature takes care of itself out there. But, here we are again.
This is almost as bad as the girl who was trying to get up close and personal with a momma bear.
So, over Memorial Day weekend, a couple of visitors somehow got a baby elk into their car. Yes. I said into their car.
Now, they had good intentions, I guess.
They got the baby elk into their car so they could take it to the police station.
What in the actual? I simply cannot fathom what they were thinking.
Visitors placed an elk calf in their car while likely driving on U.S. Highway 191 in the park and brought the newborn to the West Yellowstone, Montana, Police Department.Officials Reported
I guess they were somehow wanting the police to help the baby elk? I don’t know.
Why said baby elk would need help from the police, I can’t even imagine.
The elk [calf] later ran off into the forest and its condition is unknown.Officials Reported
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the baby elk was just fine. Its momma was probably lurking in the woods somewhere. The friendly neighborhood group of do-gooders are lucky they didn’t get charged by momma elk.
Approaching wild animals can drastically affect their well-being and, in some cases, their survival. When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, on a road, or in a developed area, leave it alone and give it space.Yellowstone Officials
According to Outsider, “an elk cow may leave her calf for short periods to feed or drink, she typically stays in close proximity and maintains visual contact.”
The momma elk takes care of the calf until it is able to more independently take care of itself.
In other words, it was just fine out there.
Don’t touch the wildlife, people!