Sunday, October 2, 2022


Video: Acrobatic elk somersaults on cue

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
When the hormones are strong, seems like guys of every species sometimes forget common sense. Acrobatic elk are no exception.

Fall is here, and the elk mating season is up and running in Utah. For one hapless bull, intent on chasing his lady friend, a fence was not about to stand in his way of conquest. He managed the leap over the fence, but hung up, hitting the downhill slant on the other side of the fence a bit wrong.

The resulting somersault would have been too much for most of us, but the bull was undaunted. Off went the acrobatic elk, neatly vaulting the fence across the street and continuing on in pursuit. Happily for us, a Utah game official was in the right place and time, catching the momentary mishap on film.


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Photo credit: UtahDWR



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Bob P
1 year ago

When {bleeped} is on the mind caution be damned.

Seann Fox
1 year ago

Head over heals in lust

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 year ago
Reply to  Seann Fox

😆 —Diane at

1 year ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Talk about a “One Of” video and being in the right place at the right time.
You might like to share this one.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis

Thanks, Dennis! Amazing video! It’s interesting to me that Castanet, who apparently posted the story, makes it sound like a very recent occurrence, but it was from 2019. But still very interesting to watch. Take care, and stay healthy. 🙂 —Diane at

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