Just a few days ago, we talked about incidents of wild animals getting a little too close for comfort on the golf course.
For example, a bear was spotted at the H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in Connecticut, according to an article on patch.com.
The phenomenon continued when a video surfaced this week of an elk herd stampeding onto a golf course in Estes Park, Colorado. Believe it or not, elk are common during the mating season throughout the picturesque town, which sits just a few miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Herds often frequent Lake Estes 9-hole course, a small, but idyllic layout on a mountain lake just a few hundred yards from the city’s visitors center.
But what happened in the video below would be enough to shake any golfer.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but suffice to say those who are trying to block out any peripheral noise while putting on this green might want to think twice about that strategy.
Elk sip from Lake Estes in the center of Estes Park, Colorado, in early November. A herd of the animals was caught on video running through a golf course. (Photo by Tim Schmitt/Golfweek)