Large elk have been charging at cars along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

According to a Facebook post from the Blue Ridge Parkway, these 500-700 pound elk will charge in order to defend themselves if they feel threatened.

The Blue Ridge Parkway warns drivers that if you see one on the Parkway, keep your distance to keep both you and the elk safe.

Elk are seen in the southernmost parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding areas.