A frightened Karen Harrison, who filmed the incident, is heard saying “Oh my gosh” repeatedly and “Somebody help” as the attack unfolded.
Somebody did help. Estes Park public works employee Brian Berg drove his truck into the park and positioned it between the angry elk and the woman on the ground, KCNC-TV reported.
“That bull was very aggressive,” Berg said.
A visitor center ambassador then helped the woman get out of the area.
She was uninjured, but the man who fell was treated at a local hospital for a cut, according to KCNC.
Wildlife experts warned people to stay away from elk at all times but offered a reminder that the bulls can become very aggressive during mating season, which is underway right now.