Colorado Bull Elk Rescued After Being Tied To A Tree
A bull elk got himself in a bit of a pickle recently when it had some ropes tangled up in its antlers get stuck in a tree and have two long wooden posts that were mixed in there as well.
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the elk was found near Golden High School stuck between a couple of trees when officials tranquilized the animal to set it free and get it back into the wild.
Thankfully, the elk wasn't injured, but CPW officials said that's unfortunately not always the case in these types of incidents.
Land managers rope off areas to try to prevent elk from damaging them,' said Area Wildlife Manager Matt Martinez. 'It is an aspect of the landscape and shows the intersection of humans and wildlife in our urban interface. Land managers have every right to protect their property and the ones in Golden do as good of a job as they can to mitigate conflicts like these. We appreciate their efforts, but these things still can and do happen.
Wildlife officers said that thanks to the quick report from a local resident, that was what made the difference in them making a quick rescue without the elk sustaining any injuries.