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Elk Used To Live With Tire Around His Neck For More Than 2 Years But Finally Is Freed

This elk in Colorado has had a tire around his neck for a long time. But finally now he is free after more than two years.

He got helped by wildlife officers.

“The further these elk are away from people, the wilder they act,” wildlife officer Scott Murdoch said in a press release. “That certainly played true the last couple of years. This elk was difficult to find and harder to get close to.”

This is how everything happened.

“I was able to quickly respond to a report from a local resident regarding a recent sighting of this bull elk in their neighborhood,” wildlife officer Dawson Swanson said in a press release. “I was able to locate the bull in question along with a herd of about 40 other elk.”

Now this 600-pound elk is happy again and freed by the tire. Wildfire officer Scott Murdoch said that removing the tire was pretty hard.