Kris Hazelton published this incredible rescue of a Bull Elk in Colorado that got caught in wire mesh fencing.
Today, Sept. 13, 2022 on our way to work we spotted this beautiful bull elk all tangled in wire mesh fencing. The fencing was not only caught in his antlers but also trailing behind him, causing his hooves to get caught in the wire as he tried to walk. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Estes Park Police Dept. were notified and police officers and auxiliary members kept tabs on the animal’s location until help could arrive with emergency equipment to help this distressed bull. CPW arrived and assessed the situation and decided to drug immobilize the bull so they could free him of this awful entanglement. It took a few minutes for the tranquilizer to take effect but once he was down and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife manager determined he was sound asleep, rescue workers moved in with wire cutters and quickly freed the bull. (read more)
story submitted by Gary Devine