Great Smoky Mountains Elk 007
Later we encountered the herd on a side road in a small field. This spot was nice because not many people were around. A ranger came and directed us to where she said the elk would cross the road. The ranger was very professional and nice. She reminded me of the National Park Ranger at Grand Portage. The ranger and several volunteers were monitoring the situation to help the elk get to where they wanted to go and to keep people from getting hurt. The bull with his aggressive behavior had previously broken car windows, but thanks to the rangers and volunteers no one was hurt.
Karla and I parked where we were directed but one cow approached and moved behind our vehicle. Soon the bull followed with his tongue hanging out and appearing mad. We just sat there hoping that our windows remain intact. He came as close as four feet to our car but ignored us. I wanted to get a photo of him but all I would have gotten was his eye with my telephoto lens on the camera.