Students Watch in Excitement as Herd of Elk Cross Washington River

Children on a school bus spotted a herd of elk crossing the Skagit River, near the small town of Lyman, Washington, footage online shows.

Video taken by a Sedro-Woolley School District employee and posted to Facebook shows a herd of elk crossing a river while children can be heard exclaiming in amazement.

A spokesperson for the school, which is located just outside of North Cascades National Park, told Storyful that the population of Roosevelt elk is “plentiful” in the area.

“It was amazing for our students to see the herd crossing the river – that isn’t something they get to witness every day, and to hear the excitement in their voices (‘They survived!’) makes it even more special,” the spokesperson wrote.

According to local reports, sightings of elk in the area have increased “from just a few months in the winter to nearly year-round.” Credit: Sedro-Woolley School District via Storyful

Video transcript

[CHATTER]

- Ooh.

- Get out. Get out.

- Wait.

- Oh.

- Oh, they survived. Hooray.

[CHATTER]

- Ooh.

- Get out. Get out.

- Oh.

- Oh, they survived. Hooray.

[CHATTER]

- Ooh.

- Get out. Get out.

- Oh, they survived. Hooray.

[CHATTER]

- Ooh.

- Get out. Get out.

- Oh, they survived. Hooray.

[CHATTER]

- Ooh.

- Get out. Get out.

- Oh, they survived. Hooray.

[CHATTER]

- Ooh.

- Get out. Get out.

- Oh, they survived. Hooray.

[CHATTER]

- Ooh.

- Get out. Get out.

- Oh, they survived. Hooray.