Rawlins, WY – Wyoming Game and Fish officials say the number of elk found dead or dying from mysterious causes near Rawlins is now over 250. Officials say they are still baffled over the cause of the deaths, which have not affected other animals such as deer and antelope. Game and Fish Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Walt Cook says disease mostly has been ruled out so they are starting to look at toxins. The elk have similar symptons, including the inability to move. Officials have taken samples from plants, soil and water, as well as examining carcasses, but so far nothing has turned up.