An incredible piece of footage uploaded to Youtube shows the moment a huge bull elk tripped over a fence and snapped its neck, something you don't see every day.
After all, we think of animals like elk as having better reflexes, agility and control than us humans, and it is true. But even so, s**t happens. This bull elk make a last minute miscalculation of the force required to clear the fence, or he planted the step before his jump wrong, or his stamina was sapped by something to which we're not privy. Whatever the reason, the bull elk jumps, gets tangled on the fence, and does a terrifying flip, all 600-700 lbs of him.
Then he face-plants into the ground, shattering his neck. His body falls backwards, and he lies on his back, likely unable to feel his legs or extremities. His legs kick for another twenty or thirty seconds, possibly as the result of electrical impulses out of his control.
Gradually, the kicking ceases.
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