Dog develops unlikely bond with bull elk

Photographer Marsha Hobert has been observing a unlikely friendship develop between her neighbor's dog Lucy and a bull elk she believes recently lost his rack of antlers.

Photographer and regular 9NEWS contributor Marsha Hobert has been observing an unlikely friendship develop between her neighbor’s dog Lucy and a bull elk she believes recently lost his rack of antlers.

Hobert says elk don't make it down to Glen Haven very often, so when this guy arrived and stayed a few days neighbors decided to name him Glen.

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Although Hobert doesn’t claim to be an expert on elk behavior, she says they typically shy away from dogs.

However, Lucy appears to have developed a bond with Glen.

She is very protective and barks whenever anyone comes near him, including when Hobert took pictures and video of the pair this week.