web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > News Corporation (Page 330)

Woman Finds Out ‘Kitten’ She ‘Rescued’ Is Actually A Bobcat

Westlake Legal Group 5d8f736c2200003400dedb73 Woman Finds Out ‘Kitten’ She ‘Rescued’ Is Actually A Bobcat

A Tennessee woman who believed she was rescuing a lost kitten was surprised when she found out the creature was actually a baby bobcat.

The ordeal began on Sept. 20, when Jill Hicks, who was driving to dinner that evening, spotted what she believed to be a small bunny running through a yard toward a busy road. As she got closer to the animal, Hicks says, she realized it was actually a “kitten” and pulled her vehicle over to save it from oncoming traffic.

“Surprisingly it didn’t run from me,” she wrote on Facebook. “I put it in the car with me and it climbed all over me like a kitten would do, got in the floorboard under my feet, and after stopping a couple of times to get it nestled into my lap, I finally got home with it.”

Hicks, who owns a dog and a cat, set up a nice space for the rescue pet in her garage, complete with a litter box, cat food, water and a “cozy” box that included a soft sweater.

The animal lover even shared an image of the creature, which she initially called a bobtail cat, on Facebook in an attempt to find it a loving home.

However, after consulting with a neighbor who had asked to see the kitten, Hicks began to realize the cuddly critter was actually a juvenile bobcat.

“Thank the lord for her because I sure was about to put that baby in the sink and give it a bath and put it in bed with me!” Hicks joked on Facebook.

She then took the bobcat to For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue, a nonprofit in Chattanooga, Tenn., where volunteers named the feline Arwen and discovered she was about 5 weeks old.

“The lady said it’s odd for them to be this young this time of year, she thinks maybe the mom had a liter and lost it and then had this baby,” Hicks noted. “It made me sad to think that she lost a litter and now I took this one from her and she spent all night searching for her baby but I had no idea it was a bobcat. I thought it was a kitten and just wanted to keep it from getting hit by a car or eaten by coyotes.”

Thankfully, Hicks says, Arwen is in good hands at For Fox Sake — she has been eating formula regularly and has already gained a couple of ounces.

The bobcat will remain under the care of the shelter until she has matured enough to be released into the wild to join a large colony of bobcats in a nearby area where hunting is not permitted.

“I feel in my heart she will live happily ever after!” Hicks said.

If you wish to donate toward Arwen’s rehabilitation, as well as the other bobcats, skunks, foxes and raccoons at For Fox Sake, here is their Amazon wishlist.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Newt Gingrich: Hong Kong freedom fighters need and deserve US support

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6084306983001_6084300460001-vs Newt Gingrich: Hong Kong freedom fighters need and deserve US support Newt Gingrich fox-news/world/world-regions/hong-kong fox-news/world/world-regions/china fox-news/world fox-news/travel/regions/asia fox-news/politics fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc article 6a41fbe7-b2d5-5a0f-a755-5bf6249d0dd9

As the Hong Kong protests continue and calls for freedom become more widespread, the United States now has an opportunity to take action.

More than 20 years after the British handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the high degree of autonomy and freedoms promised to the Hong Kong people have been suppressed and violated by the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

Though the extradition bill that ignited these protests has been withdrawn, the demonstrations have evolved into demands for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s resignation, an investigation into police brutality, the release of arrested demonstrators and more democratic freedoms.

GINGRICH AND WHITON: TRUMP CAN SUPPORT HONG KONG FREEDOM FIGHTERS WITH THESE ACTIONS

Indeed, public platforms for protesters to voice concerns are being organized by Lam, but concrete progress toward protecting the rights of the Hong Kong people remain elusive.

Police have even stooped to dehumanizing protesters. Recent footage was released showing officers kicking what a senior police official described as a “yellow object” – when it was clearly a human being lying on the ground dressed in a yellow shirt.

Leaders in Congress on both sides of the aisle have made strong statements condemning the Chinese and Hong Kong governments’ exploits – but now is the time to attach action to words.

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act will send an important signal that the United States will act to protect the rights of the people of Hong Kong – and continue to be a leading advocate for freedom in the world.

Congress can do this by passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.  The bill would hold Hong Kong and Chinese officials accountable for their promises to protect the rights and freedoms of the Hong Kong people.

In 1984, under China’s “One Country, Two Systems” model, China signed a joint declaration with the British that would give Hong Kong a “high degree of autonomy” after the 1997 handover. It protected Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms, “including those of the person, of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of travel, of movement, of correspondence, of strike, of choice of occupation, of academic research and of religious belief.”

The declaration further promised to uphold the rule of law and protect human rights and Hong Kong’s 1997 Basic Law, which identified democratic elections as an “ultimate aim.”

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR OPINION NEWSLETTER

More from Opinion

In 1992, the United States passed the Hong Kong Policy Act, which resulted in Hong Kong being treated separately from the rest of mainland China in terms of trade, commerce, immigration, investment, and cultural and educational collaborations. However, while Hong Kong has grown to become an international economic and business hub (America was Hong Kong’s No. 2 trading partner in 2018), it has not evolved into the democratic and free “special administrative region” promised decades ago.

As Hong Kong moves toward what a report by the British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee called “One Country, One and a Half Systems” – with the Communist Party’s approach being closer to a “One Country, One System” model – the United States must not turn a blind eye to the violations against Hong Kong’s freedoms and autonomy.

Under the policy act, Hong Kong’s special treatment is based upon its maintenance of its promised autonomy. These privileges however can be selectively suspended by the president through executive order.

In Congress, the proposed Human Rights and Democracy Act expands on this by directing “various departments to assess whether political developments in Hong Kong justify changing Hong Kong’s unique treatment under US law.”

It requires the State Department to annually certify and report to Congress whether Hong Kong’s status of autonomy, and the government’s adherence to protecting civil liberties and upholding of the rule of law justify its continued special status.

The Commerce Department would also submit an annual report to Congress that determines if China is exploiting Hong Kong to circumvent U.S. sanctions and export controls.

This important bill also would ensure that violators of human rights in the region are held accountable by applying sanctions and banning entry to the U.S. It also provides protections for nonviolent protesters who have been arrested for defending human rights or the rule of law in Hong Kong by prohibiting denial of U.S. visas.

The final version of the Human Rights and Democracy Act must include all of these requirements, and it must be passed into law.

I recently signed a letter to Congress calling for its passage. The United States has a clear moral and economic interest in preserving the autonomy and freedoms allotted to the people of Hong Kong.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The Human Rights and Democracy Act will send an important signal that the United States will act to protect the rights of the people of Hong Kong – and continue to be a leading advocate for freedom in the world.

 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM NEWT GINGRICH

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6084306983001_6084300460001-vs Newt Gingrich: Hong Kong freedom fighters need and deserve US support Newt Gingrich fox-news/world/world-regions/hong-kong fox-news/world/world-regions/china fox-news/world fox-news/travel/regions/asia fox-news/politics fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc article 6a41fbe7-b2d5-5a0f-a755-5bf6249d0dd9   Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6084306983001_6084300460001-vs Newt Gingrich: Hong Kong freedom fighters need and deserve US support Newt Gingrich fox-news/world/world-regions/hong-kong fox-news/world/world-regions/china fox-news/world fox-news/travel/regions/asia fox-news/politics fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc article 6a41fbe7-b2d5-5a0f-a755-5bf6249d0dd9

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Afghanistan presidential election impacted by Taliban attacks, low turnout

The Taliban staged attacks Saturday as war-weary voters in Afghanistan trekked to the polls in low numbers to elect a new president.

Agence France-Presse quoted a security official as saying that two civilians had been killed and 27 wounded in Taliban bombings and mortar attacks at polling centers across the country.

President Ashraf Ghani, who is seeking re-election, said after voting at a Kabul high school that the most important issue was finding a leader with a mandate to bring peace to the war-torn nation, according to AFP.

“Our roadmap (for peace) is ready, I want the people to give us permission and legitimacy so that we pursue peace,” said Ghani.

Westlake Legal Group afghan-election-3-AP Afghanistan presidential election impacted by Taliban attacks, low turnout Robert Gearty fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/conflicts/afghanistan fox news fnc/world fnc article 030c2d4e-86c2-5ccb-99ca-f5a30db990e9

Afghan women wait for the a polling station to open in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)

AMB. ROYA RAHMANI: ELECTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN ARE CRITICAL — THEY NEED US SUPPORT ON THE PATH TOWARD PEACE

The presidential election features Ghani, his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive, and 13 other candidates.

AFP quoted observers from the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission as saying that turnout appears to be low, especially among woman.

Voters stayed away from the polls amid the Taliban attacks and the Islamist group’s pre-election threats, Reuters reported.

Election officials extended voting by two hours after polling stations around the country failed to open on time amid technical problems, according to Reuters.

“It took the first voter 31 minutes to vote,” Nishank Motwani, an observer stationed in Kabul. “For subsequent voters, it was taking around five minutes and then it started to streamline to 3 minutes and 30 seconds.”

“Election commission staff looked panicked and voters were getting angry that the queue was not moving,” he told Reuters.

TRUMP SCRAPS SECRET MEETINGS WITH AFGHAN, TALIBAN LEADERS AFTER DEADLY BOMBING

Westlake Legal Group afghan-election-2-AP Afghanistan presidential election impacted by Taliban attacks, low turnout Robert Gearty fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/conflicts/afghanistan fox news fnc/world fnc article 030c2d4e-86c2-5ccb-99ca-f5a30db990e9

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, right, casts his vote at Amani high school, near the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

When the polls did close there were fears that accusations of fraud and misconduct could overwhelm any election results, the Associated Press reported.

The vote comes following the collapse this month of U.S.-Taliban talks aimed at ending America’s longest war.

The government’s push to hold the vote was in itself controversial. In an interview with the AP last week, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who still wields heavy influence, warned that the vote could be destabilizing for the country at a time of deep political uncertainty and hinder restarting the peace process with the Taliban.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

On Saturday, one of the first reports of violence came from southern Afghanistan, the former spiritual heartland of the Taliban. A bomb attack on a local mosque where a polling station was located wounded 15 people, a doctor at the main hospital in the city of Kandahar said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group afghan-election-3-AP Afghanistan presidential election impacted by Taliban attacks, low turnout Robert Gearty fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/conflicts/afghanistan fox news fnc/world fnc article 030c2d4e-86c2-5ccb-99ca-f5a30db990e9   Westlake Legal Group afghan-election-3-AP Afghanistan presidential election impacted by Taliban attacks, low turnout Robert Gearty fox-news/world/world-regions/middle-east fox-news/world/conflicts/afghanistan fox news fnc/world fnc article 030c2d4e-86c2-5ccb-99ca-f5a30db990e9

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trailblazing Texas deputy who was first local Sikh officer ‘ruthlessly’ killed during traffic stop

CLOSEWestlake Legal Group icon_close Trailblazing Texas deputy who was first local Sikh officer 'ruthlessly' killed during traffic stop

Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, the county’s first Sikh officer, was killed Friday during a traffic stop near Houston. Police have charged a 47-year-old man with the killing. USA TODAY

A Harris County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy who was the first Sikh to join the force was shot and killed during a traffic stop near Houston on Friday.

A 47-year-old man wanted for a parole violation has been charged in the killing.

Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, 42, was considered a trailblazer as the first Sikh deputy when he joined the county force 10 years ago. After his hiring, the sheriff’s office adjusted its regulations to allow him to wear a beard and a turban as an observant Sikh.

Dhaliwal’s dashboard camera showed the officer speaking with the driver in an apparently normal tone with “no combat, no arguing,” Sheriff’s Maj. Mike Lee said.

After Dhaliwal turned to walk back to his patrol car, the driver gets out of his vehicle and “almost immediately running with a gun already out,” Lee said, the Houston Chronicle reports. The driver shot the deputy at least twice from behind, returned to his car and drove away.

Dhaliwal died after being airlifted to a hospital.

The killer “basically just shot him in a very ruthless, cold-blooded way,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He called Dhaliwal “a hero, a trailblazer.”

Robert Solis, 47, of Houston, was charged Friday night with capital murder in the killing. He was wanted for parole violation involving an alleged assault on a girlfriend. He was arrested at a mall near the shooting after a witness notified police.

Dhaliwal, a father of three young children, joined the force 10 years ago when then-Sheriff Adrian Garcia sought to improve relations with the Sikh community after a domestic violence call at a Sikh family’s home was badly handled by deputies.

“He was a walking lesson in tolerance and understanding, which are values Houstonians uphold here in the nation’s most diverse big city,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Sikhism, the world’s fifth most popular religion, originated in the Punjab region of northern India near the end of the 15th century.

‘I wish he was the one with the gun’: Ex-officer Amber Guyger testifies in neighbor’s murder trial

Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/28/sikh-deputy-houston-area-officer-fatally-shot-during-traffic-stop/3802158002/

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Andrew Cuomo says ‘leftist’ Dems pressured Pelosi on impeachment, warns it will go ‘nowhere’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said that “leftist” Democrats pressured House Speaker Nancy Pelosi into launching the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and warned that the inquiry will ultimately go “nowhere.”

“I think we now go to a very long and unproductive road,” he said during a chat on political civility at Seton Hall Law School with former N.J. Gov Chris Christie, according to The New York Daily News.

TRUMP OFFICIAL SAYS LAWYERS HAD UKRAINE CALL TRANSCRIPT MOVED TO SECURE SYSTEM

“Speaker Pelosi was dealing with pressure from her caucus and…there is a heightened leftist component to the Democratic Party that she was feeling pressure for,” Cuomo said. “She is a deliberate, responsible person. She is not a knee-jerk person and I think she even resisted the pressure in her caucus admirably for a long period of time.”

Pelosi announced the inquiry this week in the wake of revelations about President Trump’s July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump sought assistance in investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. In particular, Trump asked about Biden’s bragging that he secured the firing of the Eastern European country’s top prosecutor who had been investigating a firm to which Hunter had ties.

A whistleblower’s complaint alleges that Trump was soliciting help in the 2020 election, while Democrats have claimed the call is evidence of a quid pro quo, in which Trump requests foreign assistance against a political rival in exchange for the unlocking of withheld military aid. They have also alleged a “cover-up.”

“They’re doing their quote unquote inquiry. I think the Ukraine issue raises a lot of questions and I think it is for an investigative committee, it is fodder they can spend months, one witness after another, one witness after another, on all sort of different tracks,” Cuomo said. “Where does it go ultimately? Nowhere, because even if they vote for impeachment, it goes to the Senate and it wouldn’t happen in the Senate.”

“So my guess is that this continues and blends into the presidential campaign. The problem with that is that nothing else is going to get done between now and then,” he said.

Westlake Legal Group AP19268178165473 Andrew Cuomo says ‘leftist’ Dems pressured Pelosi on impeachment, warns it will go 'nowhere' fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/person/nancy-pelosi fox-news/person/andrew-cuomo fox news fnc/politics fnc article Adam Shaw 1893807b-5def-585d-aaf5-1a9791f4a849

FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses the media in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Cuomo’s comments underscore the wariness with which the impeachment push is being seen by some more centrist parts of the Democratic Party — who fear that the country is not yet with them on the inquiry and that it could backfire in an election year as it eclipses other parts of the Democratic agenda.

The Daily News reported that it was a shift for Cuomo after he said Wednesday that “you’re darn right there should be an inquiry.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

But a spokeswoman for Cuomo told the Daily News that the governor on Thursday was describing the divide before Trump’s Ukraine call was revealed.

“Early calls for impeachment from the far left flank members of the caucus were more aggressive, and Nancy Pelosi was taking a deliberative path which the governor agreed with,” the spokeswoman said. “However, that all changed once the Ukraine revelations came to light.”

Westlake Legal Group AP19268178165473 Andrew Cuomo says ‘leftist’ Dems pressured Pelosi on impeachment, warns it will go 'nowhere' fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/person/nancy-pelosi fox-news/person/andrew-cuomo fox news fnc/politics fnc article Adam Shaw 1893807b-5def-585d-aaf5-1a9791f4a849   Westlake Legal Group AP19268178165473 Andrew Cuomo says ‘leftist’ Dems pressured Pelosi on impeachment, warns it will go 'nowhere' fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/person/nancy-pelosi fox-news/person/andrew-cuomo fox news fnc/politics fnc article Adam Shaw 1893807b-5def-585d-aaf5-1a9791f4a849

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Giuliani Says He Won’t Testify Before House Without Trump’s OK

Westlake Legal Group 5d8f11ed2100003700fcb92b Giuliani Says He Won’t Testify Before House Without Trump’s OK

Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he won’t testify before the House of Representatives as part of its impeachment inquiry unless he gets the go-ahead from President Donald Trump.

“Ultimately, if I were to say yes and he were to say no, I can’t testify,” Giuliani, who is Trump’s personal attorney, told CNN.

Giuliani has functioned as an emissary from Trump — and, he claims, the State Department — to press Ukraine to launch an investigation into Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Giuliani has claimed without evidence that when Biden was vice president he attempted to block an investigation into a Ukrainian energy company whose board of directors included Hunter Biden.

Trump is the now the target of an impeachment inquiry for his phone call in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump pressed the foreign leader to launch a Biden investigation while holding up military funds to the nation.

Giuliani has also claimed — again without evidence — that information that led to criminal charges against Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort were part of a Democratic plot to interfere with the 2016 election. Manafort is serving seven years in prison on a variety of charges, including federal fraud and conspiracy offenses.

Giuliani told CNN that his work for the president would be protected by attorney-client privilege — even though he has already discussed much of his work on behalf of Trump in Ukraine on national TV.

Giuliani said he hasn’t discussed with Trump the possibility of testifying, nor has anyone in the House contracted him about doing so.

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) told CNN on Friday that he has several questions for Giuliani, including if he has a security clearance.

“Rudy may be the best source of information because he doesn’t know what he shouldn’t say,” said Quigley.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

‘Superstore’ actress Linda Porter dead at 86, her cast mates react

Westlake Legal Group superstore 'Superstore' actress Linda Porter dead at 86, her cast mates react Jessica Napoli fox-news/entertainment/tv fox-news/entertainment/events/departed fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 62e604f4-6272-52f5-adce-a8d0e0a069f0

Linda Porter, known for her role as Myrtle in “Superstore,” has died at the age of 86 after battling cancer.

Her reps confirmed the news to Variety on Friday.

“Linda wasn’t just hilarious; she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic — working with her brightened everyone’s day,” “Superstore” executive producers Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green reflected in a statement. “We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The ‘Superstore’ family won’t be the same without her.”

‘KARATE KID’ ACTOR ROBERT GARRISON DEAD AT 59

She appeared in 35 episodes of NBC comedy series.

Co-star Ben Feldman offered his condolences on Twitter.

“Here’s hoping the angels don’t call cut right away because your best stuff always came at the end. We’ll miss you Linda Porter,” he wrote.

As did Danny Gura, who plays Elias, and Lauren Ash, who plays Dina.

Gura wrote, “We lost a good one. R.I.P. Linda Porter, who was always smiling and always brightened up the Superstore set. This is a hard one. You will be missed.”

Ash said, “The Superstore team lost one of its best members. RIP Linda Porter. Always funny, always vibrant and ALWAYS enthusiastic. I don’t know that anyone loved our show more than Linda. Both you and Myrtle will be deeply missed. xoxo.”

“Superstore” writer Owen Ellickson also sent his condolences: “RIP Linda Porter, a wonderful actress and a lovely person.”

PARIS HILTON PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE GRANDFATHER BARRON: ‘HE’S ALWAYS BEEN MY HERO’

Porter’s other TV roles included Showtime’s “Twin Peaks: The Return,” “2 Broke Girls,” “American Horror Story,” and “Gilmore Girls.”

Westlake Legal Group superstore 'Superstore' actress Linda Porter dead at 86, her cast mates react Jessica Napoli fox-news/entertainment/tv fox-news/entertainment/events/departed fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 62e604f4-6272-52f5-adce-a8d0e0a069f0   Westlake Legal Group superstore 'Superstore' actress Linda Porter dead at 86, her cast mates react Jessica Napoli fox-news/entertainment/tv fox-news/entertainment/events/departed fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 62e604f4-6272-52f5-adce-a8d0e0a069f0

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Report: White House hid Trump transcripts with Putin, Saudi royals

Westlake Legal Group 8DRtfJWZCA9oqN9RbuKDJHmsEfMACWjpqndxSjL1vtE Report: White House hid Trump transcripts with Putin, Saudi royals r/politics

As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion.

In general, be courteous to others. Debate/discuss/argue the merits of ideas, don’t attack people. Personal insults, shill or troll accusations, hate speech, any advocating or wishing death/physical harm, and other rule violations can result in a permanent ban.

If you see comments in violation of our rules, please report them.


I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Wild elk attacks woman at Colorado park, 2 people injured: ‘never ever get that close’

Westlake Legal Group elk Wild elk attacks woman at Colorado park, 2 people injured: 'never ever get that close' Paulina Dedaj fox-news/us/us-regions/west/colorado fox-news/science/wild-nature fox news fnc/science fnc article 14111421-f2fc-5d45-9288-5f40eebafd8d

Two people were injured Thursday after an elk violently charged at a woman in Estes Park, Colorado, officials said.

In a video recorded by a witness, a woman can be seen on the ground using her feet to fend off a bull elk that had charged at her with its antlers.

COLORADO WOMAN PLACES WILD BOBCAT IN BACKSEAT ‘JUST FEET AWAY’ FROM SON, 3: ‘THIS COULD HAVE BEEN TRAGIC’

The adult male, which can weigh up to 1,100 pounds and can stand at 5-feet tall, backs off before charging at the woman after she begins to move.

In a second video, Estes Park public works employee Brian Berg is seen driving his Ford Ranger pickup truck between the woman and the bull elk. At that point, the animal charges at the car and strikes it head-on.

“I’ve never had to do that before, but I saw people in trouble and I figured I could get there quick,” Berg told FOX31. “I knew the best thing for me to do at that point in time was to get the truck in between them.”

A second man was injured during the incident after he jumped out of the way of the animal, slipped and hit his head on a rock, NBC News reported. He can be seen in the video on the ground not far from the woman.

JOGGER RESCUES DEER FROM FENCE TWICE: ‘YOUR A– BETTER NOT GET STUCK AGAIN!’

The woman was not seriously injured and did not seek medical attention but the man was taken to the hospital in unknown condition, officials said.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are warning visitors to avoid the large animals as they are in the midst of mating season

CPW spokesman Jason Clay told FOX31 that the people in the videos were too close to the elk.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“We are in the rut (breeding season) and bull elk will very aggressively defend their harems. Bull elk will fight over breeding rights,” he said. “Let the elk move away on their own, never ever get that close because something like this could happen.”

Officials said they had an issue with the same elk the day prior.

Westlake Legal Group elk Wild elk attacks woman at Colorado park, 2 people injured: 'never ever get that close' Paulina Dedaj fox-news/us/us-regions/west/colorado fox-news/science/wild-nature fox news fnc/science fnc article 14111421-f2fc-5d45-9288-5f40eebafd8d   Westlake Legal Group elk Wild elk attacks woman at Colorado park, 2 people injured: 'never ever get that close' Paulina Dedaj fox-news/us/us-regions/west/colorado fox-news/science/wild-nature fox news fnc/science fnc article 14111421-f2fc-5d45-9288-5f40eebafd8d

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Donald Trump was impeachable the day he took office: Two and a half years later, we’re finally there – From the first day, Donald Trump has been an unhappy president. Because he knew he was engaging in treason

Westlake Legal Group q0WLSoM6nCD8G-xgbxwUD65hWl6L0ihU6f69GOPFsz0 Donald Trump was impeachable the day he took office: Two and a half years later, we're finally there - From the first day, Donald Trump has been an unhappy president. Because he knew he was engaging in treason r/politics

As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion.

In general, be courteous to others. Debate/discuss/argue the merits of ideas, don’t attack people. Personal insults, shill or troll accusations, hate speech, any advocating or wishing death/physical harm, and other rule violations can result in a permanent ban.

If you see comments in violation of our rules, please report them.


I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com