Curious elk sniffs at hovering drone

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The elk put his nose right up close to the hovering drone. Photo: Screen Grab/Youtube
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Watch this incredible close-up drone film of an elk -- rather than loping off into the bushes, the curious animal sniffs and nuzzles the hovering camera.

Kolbjørn Hoseth Larssen, a former TV2 journalist turned media teacher, is such a keen drone photographer that he always keeps his device in the car.

So when on Thursday he heard that there was an elk on the loose in a nearby village, he had to try and film it. 

"I was driving some rubbish to the dump, when I happened to hear on NRK traffic that an elk had been observed at Hadselhamn," he told Vesterålen Online. 

"I had the drone in the car, but was missing a memory card. So I went and bought a card, drove to Hadselhamn and found the elk."

When he arrived he found several elk but all of them ran away apart from one particularly curious animal who stayed to study the hovering craft.

"I have been trying to do this for a long time, but the elk always run away, even if I am several hundred meters away," he told the local Nordlys newspaper.
"Only the one remained, and I think it may be a curious young animal, even though I am no elk expert," he added. 
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