02 Oct 2012

Bull Elk Suicides From Clearfield, PA Bridge

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Fellow Pennsylvanian Joe Veoni reports:

The big news in Clearfield was the Elk that took a plunge off the bridge.

This ~ 1,000 lb. bull elk jumped off of the Clearfield Bypass bridge near the mall this afternoon. Numerous crews including the Game Commission were called in to retrieve the bull from the water. It is unknown what caused him to jump. He died on impact.


Pennsylvania’s elk descend from a herd of elk presented as a gift from President Theodore Roosevelt to PA Governor Gifford Pinchot.

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That’s sad.

Is he o.k.?


He’s elk burgers now.

Maggie's Farm

Elk in the Eastern US…

NYM’s post about a diving – or suicidal – Elk in Pennsylvania reminded me about the Elk herds of the Eastern USA. In the past, Eastern Elk were abundant throughout the eastern US, but the subspecies is probably extinct. Current Elk herds in the e…


dose anyone know what caused the jump yet? why didnt anyone try and talk him down?


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