Why would anyone do this?!?
On Tuesday, a bull elk that was known as the "guardian" of a neighborhood in Boulder, CO was shot down by police.
And because the animal was monumental to the residents, they mourned over it as if it was their very own pet.
In the clip (above), locals that live in the area shared their own personal stories about the elk and their feelings behind the murder.
Watch the video for more 4-1-1 on the unfortunate tragedy.