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Elks Clash at Estes Park During Rutting Season

Two adult male elks locked antlers in Estes Park, Colorado, with footage of the duel being shared to Facebook on September 27.

Mid-September to mid-October marks rutting season for elks in Colorado, where adult male elks will compete with each other for mating rights.

In the footage shot by Pam Ashmore, two elks can be seen locking their antlers along the bank of Lake Estes. The footage shows one elk eventually backing down and walking away from the engagement. Credit: Pam Ashmore via Storyful

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