NOTE THE VIDEO HAS SINCE BEEN TAKEN DOWN FROM FACEBOOK

Coloradans know that a bull elk can and will be aggressive.

We've highlighted that fact many times over the course of the past few years where the large and powerful animals have attacked humans, cars, and homes.

A video posted to the Facebook group, Elk in Estes Park, shows a woman petting a bull elk outside of what appears to be a convenience store.

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Check out the video HERE. The woman in the video laughs a bit with excitement as she pets the bull elk. The reality is that she is extremely lucky to have walked away from the encounter without injury.