Wild Trail Cam Footage Captures The Moment A Cougar Sneaks Towards Group Of Elk, Snatching A Calf In The Process

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And that’s all she wrote.

A trail cam located at Utah’s Wasatch Range captured the lightning fast moment a cougar snuck up on a group of elk, taking a calf in the process.

If you follow Whiskey Riff’s RIFF Outdoors coverage, you know trail cams can catch some absolutely insane moments such as this zombie deer and its shocking open wound, or this Florida man wrestling a puppy from the jaws of an alligator.

In this case, we have a hungry cougar and a calf that stood no chance.

Big Hunter Dad shared the clip on YouTube, which has now amassed nearly 660,000+ views.

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“I caught video footage on my trail camera of a cougar sneaking in and taking down a calf elk. I later found the calf’s carcass just 15 feet away straight downhill from where the cougar catches it at the tail-end of the video. Unfortunately that action was just outside of my trail camera’s angle of view.”

I think y’all know what went down just outside of the camera’s angle.

Don’t blink…

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Speaking of cougars and Utah, let us not forget about this insane moment back in 2020.

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