Death Dip

The final moments in the life of a magnificent bull elk are caught on film.

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A husband and wife fishing team snapped these photos somewhere in the White Mountains of Arizona while fly fishing.
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The couple herd brush breaking and this bull busted through the foliage and waded out into the lake for a drink and to cool off.
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The husband was actually in his float tube and thought the bull appeared to be emaciated.
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The bull swam closer and would stick its head underwater only to surface again. Eventually the bull didn’t reappear from a rather lengthy dunk and you guessed it. The man paddled over to find the bull had drowned.
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A call to the local conservation officer and the recovery of the bull confirmed the bull actually had an old compound fracture between the right ankle and its knee.
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The conservation officer surmised the bull had a high fever and was using the water to cool off and re-hydrate.
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The only problem was that it ran out of gas and drowned. Too weird!

The final moments in the life of a magnificent bull elk are caught on film.