Video: Big Bull Elk Trips Over Fence and Dies

This video shows a herd of elk booking it over a fence. Who knows what’s making them move—could be predators, could be hunting pressure, or maybe they just felt like running.

The cows and calves make it over the barbed wire with some effort, but they’re moving remarkably faster than the 6x7 bull in the back who is carrying notably more weight. When the big bull trips over the top wire, his brow tines stick into the ground, staking his fate with a broken neck.

The most amazing part of the video is that the ravens start circling before the elk even stops kicking. It sucks to see a big bull die crossing a road and fence, but as gruesome as this video is, birds have to eat too.

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