Video shows what it’s like to be chased by an elk
Published: October 11, 2013 09:43AM
Updated: October 11, 2013 09:43AM
| Tribune file photo Elk eat at the Hardware Ranch in Cache County. The annual Hardware Ranch Elk Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 18 miles east of Hyrum.

Watch as an elk gets frighteningly close to a motorcyclist and his girlfriend, then chases the couple down the highway.

Heather Leigh, who posted video of the encounter on YouTube, was filming from the back of her boyfriend Glen’s motorcycle when they came across the elk last weekend in Montana.

“I am willing to bet if Glen hadn’t hit the throttle when he had, that elk would have jumped on us,” Leigh wrote.