Little elk is ‘The Little Engine That Could’

Elk couldn't clear a fence ... until he could (Courtesy: Austin Stonnell YouTube)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A massive herd of elk in Montana crosses the road near Yellowstone, but one of its friends gets left behind.

The poor little guy couldn’t clear the fence for quite some time, trying repeatedly to make it across to his successful friends on the other side of the road and well on their way in their journey.

It’s the same story for the little elk, until a car drives up and spooks it off. The bright side is that the little guy got enough of a pushback to get a running start and a fresh new try at making it over.

He built up enough steam to chug on through because in the end, he was The Little Engine That Could. The best part: His friends knew it, too, and they waited ever so patiently for him on the other side. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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