Elk has tire removed from neck after 2 years

Elk has tire removed from neck after 2 years

What the buck?

An elk roamed around Colorado for at least two years — nearly half its life — with a tire stuck around its neck before wildlife officials removed it, officials said.

The 4 1/2 year old, 600-pound bull elk was first spotted hoofing around the Mount Evans Wilderness with the unwanted accessory during a population survey in July 2019, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a press release.

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Colorado Wildlife officers Scott Murdoch (left) and Dawson Swanson hold the tire that was trapped inside the bull elk’s neck for two years.Courtesy of Pat Hemstreet A trail camera captures the bull elk with a tire stuck on its neck on July 12, 2020. Courtesy of Dan Jaynes near Conifer, Colorado

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