Elk NetworkElk Trashes “Nest” Art

General | August 31, 2017

Apparently an elk in Canmore, Alberta, is not such a fan of art. Or maybe it just loved it to death.

Three weeks after a local artist constructed the “Nest” out of burlap, wood, willow branches, rocks and other natural material in honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary, a bull elk had a more practical purpose in mind for it.

“It looks to me as if this elk is using the artwork as a means to remove the velvet,” John Paczkowski, Alberta Parks wildlife biologist, told Rocky Mountain Outlook.

Park officials since moved what’s left of the artwork further away from the elk corridor.

Canmore is a small town near Canada’s Banff National Park.

(Video source: Steve Kolodinsky)