On Saturday, visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park reported finding a deal bull elk near Trail Ridge Road and federal officials are investigating.

Earlier this month, rangers discovered another dead elk on the road near Milner Pass. The animal's head had been severed and removed. The rest of the carcass was left behind.

Park officials said the poached animals were likely viewed by tens of thousands of park visitors prior to their deaths and added: "Both of these elk were magnificent large bulls."

Officials asked anyone who might have information on the killings to contact the park. They are seeking photographs of bull elk taken near Milner Pass to aid the investigation.

Source: 9News Denver