By Josie January 6th, 2024
Thankfully this story has a happy ending, after being stuck inside a tire for years this elk is finally freed from this tiresome burden!
For over two years, it roamed the Colorado wilderness wearing an unwanted accessory around its neck – a tire.
After years of eluding capture, officers could finally tranquilize and approach the elk.
The operation was successful, and the elk, relieved of its tiresome burden, was released back into the wild.
These majestic appendages are not just for show; they play a crucial role in the elk’s life, used for defense and asserting dominance.
Interestingly, elk shed and regrow their antlers annually, a unique characteristic among mammals.