Thirty First Riddle

I have held the greatest of weapons aloft, the one by which death was conquered, when St. Eustace saw me. I feed wolf, man, and raven. I am not a predator but I often kill the unwary. I may run in a herd or by my lonesome. In deepest cold I even eat bark, though then I am rarely seen. I am an animal wild and free. What am I?

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