Wildlife Officers Help Elk That's Had A Tire Around Its Neck For Two Years


Wildlife officers in Colorado have finally freed an elk that's been carrying around a tire for the last two years.

  • The 4-year-old bull elk was first spotted in 2019, with a rubber tire around its neck. It's since shown up on trail cameras, but officers were never able to get close to the animal.
  • But over the weekend, they were finally able to track down the elk, tranquilize it, and remove the tire - which was filled with debris and weighed a total of 35 pounds.
  • Once the tire was removed, the elk was back on its feet "within a matter of minutes", officers say.
  • How do you think the elk got stuck in the tire in the first place? What's the largest animal you've seen in the wild?

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