My third day in Yellowstone was my last. This was not my intention. But on Day 4 at 4:48 a.m. on my way into the park a bull elk following a couple of females ran smack into my Jeep.  The Jeep has some bumps and bruises, but thankfully no structural damage. and although it was pitch black dark my hunter friends assure me that in all likelihood the elk survived the collision better than my Jeep.