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.

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.