For decades now, kids and adults alike have enjoyed the sheer enjoyment that comes from jumping on a trampoline ... but it turns out the fun factor isn't just limited to humans. Watch in this caught-on-camera moment above from Greg Chase as a herd of elk decide to test the high-flying device out for themselves.
Chase, from Evergreen, Colo., provides us some background and context for the animal antics video with the following:
OMG - Just when you thought you had seen it all.......and we see a lot of crazy Elk behavior here in Evergreen, CO....but this Takes The Cake for sure! We were just sitting down for our morning coffee when I watched this young cow elk poking his head into the entrance of the trampoline..when all of a sudden he decides to jump in for some fun! Getting out proves to be a bit harder than getting in!!!
The Elk's friend on the outside actually looks like he wants to get in and join the fun while the Mom looks on.
For any viewers offended by my wife's comment on the notion of shooting it....the only reason my wife suggested doing so was to keep it from suffering if it got too badly hurt due to the hole in the tramp. We recently watched in horror as a fox was strangled to death in our neighbor's soccer goal netting. My reaction to her comment gave her the reality check she needed as she was a bit over-reactive due to her sensitivity to its wellbeing and not wanting to see it suffer like the poor little fox!
While it's a shame trampolines aren't really made to support elks, it looks like they managed to satisfy their curiosity and have quite a bit of fun while doing so!