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Pastor stays in character when confronted by herd bull

Matthew LaGrange, a man of the cloth from Texas, was fishing near Estes Park with his friend Dan Scates of Longmont, Colo., as a bull elk slowly herded its harem across the Big Thompson River -- directly at the anglers.

 (Denver Post)
Matthew LaGrange, a man of the cloth from Texas, was fishing near Estes Park with his friend Dan Scates of Longmont, Colo., as a bull elk slowly herded its harem across the Big Thompson River -- directly at the anglers. (Denver Post)

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- What would you say? 

Matthew LaGrange, a man of the cloth from Texas, was fishing near Estes Park with his friend Dan Scates of Longmont, Colo., as a bull elk slowly herded its harem across the Big Thompson River -- directly at the anglers.

"I'm a pastor so I can't say what I was thinking but, It started with Holy," LaGrange said after leaving the water.

It was his first time fly fishing.

--Joe Amon, The Denver Post




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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