Our house is built on a slope and adjacent to a public walkway. Our neighbours, Roger and Jacquie, had their house next to ours but on the other side. There is a corridor between our properties which also serves as a shared access path to our backyards. Our backyards are completely private but we don’t have it fenced in.
That day, our neighbour, Roger, came over and warned us about an aggressive elk in the area. Roger’s job was public safety related and, apart from a watch dog, he had security cameras installed all around the house. Roger showed me the surveillance video of this elk on his smartphone.
In black and white but crystal clear, I saw a dog running down between our houses. The leash was still around his neck but there was nobody on the other end. About two seconds later, we see the dog owner running down the alley - chased by a big elk cow! It was hilarious to watch, but dangerous enough to take it seriously.
The man must have been on the walkway with his dog when the big elk cow chased him off the path, into the bush, through our backyard and into the alley in between our houses towards the main road.