Elk NetworkArizona Wildlife Workers Free Tangled Bull Elk

General | June 21, 2018

Imagine walking around with a section of rope tied around your head and dragging some five feet behind you. That is exactly what a bull elk in the central Arizona community of Payson was dealing with.

A report in the Payson Roundup indicates the bull had broken and deformed antlers from its attempts to remove a rope from its neck and antlers.

Two wildlife workers with the Arizona Game and Fish Department answered a call for assistance. They tranquilized the elk, removed the rope and then tagged it for future reference.

Shortly thereafter, it got to its feet, wandered off and resumed feeding.

(Photo source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)