Video: Stunning ‘River of Elk’ Stops Colorado Motorists in Their Tracks

December 8, 2015 Updated: December 13, 2015

A huge herd of elk caused a “traffic jam” in Colorado, according to recent video footage of the incident.


River of elk

It’s a Colorado traffic jam on Hwy 159 near Fort Garland! It looks like a river of elk! #ColoradoLivingVideo by Stephanie

Posted by KOAA 5 on Monday, November 23, 2015

A driver in Fort Garland, Colorado, spotted the hundreds of elk crossing the road. They were moving so quickly, they appeared to form a “river.”

Meanwhile, Colorado resident Lori Vina Guelich captured photos of an elk apparently drinking from a bottle of wine.

“I found the elk nudging something and got closer and saw he had taken something out of my neighbor’s recyling bin,” Guelich told Yahoo. “He did a quick pick-up with his mouth like he was taking a drink.”