Mats Broberg was hunting in Sweden with his brother and their hunting dog, when his brother spotted the white elk and called Broberg to tell him it was coming his way. Broberg saw it from 40-50 meters away and shot it, hitting it in the lung.
The elk weighed almost 300 kilos, had a crown with 15 points, and was estimated to be between 3 and 4 years old. The white elk was first seen in the 1930s in Sweden. Although it is uncommon their numbers are growing in Varmland county.
”We estimate that there are 50-100 white elk in the county out of a total of 20,000 animals,” said Gunnar Glöerson, game manager from the Swedish Hunters' Association.
When the elk was taken to the slaughterhouse about 50 locals came to see the rare animal. From The Local .
Note: Sweden Elk is what we call moose in North America.