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All good, all wild! Just be thankfull you are not dealing with the issues that this bull dealt with. Sucks to be him!
that stinks the same thing happened to my dog i dont have a problem with death but drowning is the worst way to do it
death waits for no-one or nothing,when its time to cross over its time period
That was an awful way to die unlike a humane, quick rifle kill
I would love to have the antlers!
I've seen it before, animals know when they're going to die. Farm dogs go off by themselves and expire in a hidden place. This elk may have found relief in the coolness of the lake, and simply faded away. I doubt the elk found any pain in passing, just an oncoming numbing of the senses. Better than being torn apart and eaten by predators while still alive.
A great bull is gone, but his genes and wild spirit live on in new life with the calves that will be borne next spring. Salute the fallen warrior with a quiet moment and gaze thoughtfully over the beautiful domain that he roamed and ruled. Amen..
PS: The meat I wouldn't consider for consumption, and neither would the conservation officers advise the same. In the Foothills of the Rockies in Alberta the Wildlife Service airlifts large road killed elk and moose by helicopter to the inner wilderness for spring black and grizzly bears to fed on when they come out of hibernation. This helps keep these large carnivores away from livestock ranches where they sometimes head to for cattle and sheep predation, and which then leads to the bears destruction. This idea works good and the ranchers appreciate the assistance.
at least he's not suffering anymore.
It's a shame, but no one ever said nature was fair!
WOW that's really weird but cool pictures
I wish he didn't die by drowning but by my .270
i feel really sorry that there isn`t something that could be done to help. that would be a terrable way to die.
wat a crappy way to die it would of been better if i was there because i would of blown it way with my .243 rifle
i would have thought it would know how far it would be able to swim
poor bull i feel so lucky where as we would go and get antibiotics to make us healthy. where as elk and all animals have to do it all by themselves. poor guy was just trying to cool off from the infection and fever
Poor thing was doing what any of us would do if we burning up with a fever from infection. Go take a bath in the cool water. Poor thing was probably weak and so sick he just couldn't swim any more. Bad way to go, I don't think I would want any of him he was burning up with infection!!
what a shame...drowning would not be a short way to die, unlike a quick, accurate shot from a good rifle.
a bullet is a hard way to die!
are you kidding what a DUMB animal
Interesting story, great pictures!!
what a shame to go that way
that would have been quite a site to see i wish i was there but something must have made that elk go into the water in the first place.
That would b a horrible way 2 die. kind a funny though. I wonder if the guy got to keep the meat and stuff
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i can think of better ways for him to die, like my 100gr montec zippin through his vitals............
ya know this just goes to show that hunters may try to break eachothers records but, nature will always comeout on top
A husband and wife fishing team snapped these photos somewhere in the White Mountains of Arizona while fly fishing.
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