Bull Elk Gets Rescued From a Mud Pit in Southwestern Colorado
Here's something you don't see or hear about every day. A young bull elk had to be rescued from a mud pit in southwestern Colorado as it was stuck up to its neck and wasn't able to get out. The incident occurred in La Garita which is located north of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife assisted the bull elk out of a sticky situation with the help of ratchet straps and an ATV. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers William Miedema and Tyler Cerny responded to the area to help the poor elk. Both Miedema and Cerny tried to pull the bull elk out from the mud by the antlers without success.
That is when the ATV and ratchet straps came in handy. With the ratchet straps wrapped around the base of the bull elk's antlers and hooked to the ATV, a few pulls later the bull elk was free from the muddy hole.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted out a thank you to the Forest Service for reporting the animal in distress and the wildlife officers who responded to safely rescue the bull elk.