Officials in Butter Falls, Oregon (KTVZ) said that a team in southwestern Oregon tried to rescue a large elk with its antlers entangled in fallen telephones and cables.
On Thursday morning, a watchman on a ranch near Butte Falls noticed that the Roosevelt Elk was struggling. The guard was called the Oregon State Police, and Oregon fish and wildlife biologists responded.
Pacific Power also sent a staff member, but OSP’s tweet showed that the power cord was disabled, and people on the scene told the newspaper that they were telephone lines and cables.
ODFW biologists say that the exhausted male elk is about 700-800 pounds and may have spent hours trapped in wires. Oregonian/OregonLive reports.
ODFW biologists shot the elk with a tranquilizer arrow, and within half an hour, it fell.
The research team cut the wires from the antlers and gave the elk a dose of reversal agent. After about 10 minutes, it climbed on its feet and walked down without any obvious injuries.
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