A grizzly bear took down a bull elk in the Yellowstone River on Sept. 18 Photo: Dane Madsen

WYOMING — On Sept. 18 onlookers witnessed a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park taking down an injured bull elk after chasing him into the Yellowstone River in the Hayden Valley region of the park.

The grizzly, known as 791, dragged the elk to the river bank where he feasted and rested after his kill. Onlookers were captivated by the event, shooting photos and videos.

The video was captured by B.E. Johnson, she uploads videos to her youtube channel featuring Yellowstone wildlife and birds. 

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.