An elk is trampling a 79-year-old woman taking her dog out of the yard, according to Colorado officials.

NS I thought the dog sitter was a moose She saw the Colorado garden disappear earlier that day.

When he thought there was no elk and his two calves on the beach, a 79-year-old woman took her dog home with a leash outside Glenwood Springs. Then Moose attacked her, said Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife official said in a Wednesday news release, “When a woman couldn’t see elk in the area late that night and believed it was safe, she took her dog out on a yard strap. “. “That’s when the attack happened.”

Neighbors saw the moose repeatedly trampling women, according to wildlife officials.

The woman, whose name was not mentioned by officials, was seriously injured in the attack last week. She was taken to the hospital by helicopter.

“This incident wasn’t her own fault,” Area Wildlife Manager Matt Yamashita said in a news release. “Even if you follow best practices for living in moose habitats, you can still have a moose collision.”

According to wildlife authorities, the elk was likely trying to protect the calf. People in the area saw moose and calves wandering around the neighborhood before the attack.

Neighbors have found several other elk in the same area, which can make it difficult to find the elk that attacked the woman. Wildlife authorities have stopped searching for moose until new information is available.

Moose attack in Colorado According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, it is on the rise.they are Protected animals And protect their territory and youth.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been aware of at least 15 elk clashes that have injured people since 2013. According to wildlife authorities, dogs were involved in almost all of these conflicts.

“People, dogs, and Defensive mousse There is a significant risk of serious injury to humans and pets when interacting, “said wildlife officials. “In addition, CPW officers act to protect civilians in wildlife conflicts, which can lead to the death of elk.”

Moose is a huge animal, Weight is 800-1,200 pounds. According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, they can stand up to 6 feet high.they “Very curious” And I want to check everything.

Wildlife sources say that when elk begins to become aggressive, they can relax their ears, raise their neck hair, and begin to lick their noses. Hikers should keep their pets away and avoid animals with unusual behavior.

“If the moose behaves aggressively or starts charging, try running as fast as you can and placing large objects such as rocks, cars, and trees between you,” said a wildlife official. Stated. “Meousse encounters are very common, but moose causes few problems.”

Moose suddenly charges the hiker shooting it on a walk in Colorado. “Example too close”

The £ 750 moose settled down and relocated after refusing to leave the Colorado parking lot.

A moose assault at the campsite was shot and a camper killed him with his dog, according to Idaho officials.