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Elk Kills Man

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/6880866/detail.html?subid=22100484&...

Read this on the internet and thought some of you may be interested.

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Elk Kills Man

THats bad imeen working there for two days and you go in and die after feeding an Elk. OUch sad

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Just heard on the local news, that the death of the worker was not caused by the elk. The man had died of a heart attack, it just so happened that he was feeding the elk when it happened.

I'm glad it wasn't the elk that caused his death.

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Elk Kills Man

... how'd someone come up with the `gored' part? Maybe the guy's jacket was a mess before he entered the pen.

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Here is a follow up story...

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/6979822/detail.html

This happened just a couple miles from me, and what I heard was that someone saw what they thought was blood on the elk's antlers. It was a neighbor that called the sheriff and reported it as an attack/goring by the elk.

Maybe when the elk went to check out the guy, it looked like it was attacking him, I don't know... very strange... It shouldn't have been released to the media until they knew for sure what happened.

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Pretty handsome elk (pic #4 with article).

I currently hold a predation elk tag. Elk are damaging some farm property, so IFG has issued some predation hunt tags. Even on a predation hunt - the elk critters around here are still so elusive that the thought of an elk coming up and nudging a human being seems bizarre.

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Latest reports indicate the man had heart trouble and it was a heart attack that killed him and not the elk. Possibility that a charge by the elk scared him into the heart attack, but at least the "official" cause of death is being listed as heart failure.

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Elk Kills Man

By what i seen on tv the elk was found not guilty and won't be put down.

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Elk Kills Man

if you died in my feed trough id get you out the way the only way i know how

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