Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parks Canada Says Elk Euthanized after Knocking Down Woman near Jasper, Alta

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parks Canada Says Elk Euthanized after Knocking Down Woman near Jasper, Alta

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Elk euthanized after attacking woman

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JASPER, Alta. - Parks Canada says it has euthanized an elk in Jasper National Park after it injured a woman in a parking lot.

In an emailed statement, the federal agency says the woman was in a lot at the Pyramid Bench trail site last week when the female elk knocked her down and kicked her.

The animal was chased away by the woman's companion and the woman was treated in hospital.

The statement says Parks Canada found the elk and monitored it for three days, eventually opting to destroy it due to the severity of the attack.

Herds of elk are common in and around Jasper, Alta., as they use the townsite to escape from predators.

A warning remains in place for possible aggressive elk for the Pyramid and Patricia beach areas. …

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