AWWW!!! Poor #6…

February 11, 2009 waterswife

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Famous elk found dead just north of Yellowstone
February 11th, 2009 @ 7:40pm
By MEAD GRUVER, AP Writer

(Photo courtesy National Park Service)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — His name was just a numeral, yet he had legions of human admirers and few rivals among his own species.

Mighty bull elk No. 6 has died, victim of a freak accident just north of Yellowstone National Park.

He tripped while trying to cross a fence and somersaulted onto his back. Pinned between large rocks with his antlers beneath him, the elk slowly suffocated. He was found dead Sunday.

Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says No. 6 impressed tourists and everyone else who saw him. The elk had a trophy-sized rack and weighed an unusually hefty 725 pounds.

He was famous for venting his sexual frustration on rival bull elk and cars during fall mating season. Nash says No. 6 caused many thousands of dollars in damage to tourists’ cars over the years.

No. 6 was believed to be at least 15 years old. He is survived by a large harem of cow elk.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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