- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A boy and a girl suffered minor injuries when elk apparently seeking food surrounded a family at a picnic table at a park near Kingman.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says a group of elk approached the family and encircled their picnic table last week at Hualapai (WAHL’-uh-peye) Mountain Park.

According to the department, the family wasn’t feeding the animals but the encounter was clearly the result of other people previously doing so.

The two children were injured by the hooves, and the girl suffered a bloody nose and minor injuries to her forehead, while the boy suffered a bump to the forehead.

Department spokesman Zen Mocarski says the children didn’t require medical attention but he says the incident could have been worse because elk are large, wild animals.

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