Elk NetworkBull Elk Freed from Hammock Netting

General | January 30, 2020

It is an all too common sight – wildlife coping with some sort of manmade obstacle. This time it happened in Evergreen, Colorado, which is about 30 miles west of Denver. That’s where Colorado Parks and Wildlife answered a call about a bull elk tangled up in netting from a hammock.

“There were concerns was it obstructing its face, wrapped around its neck. We also saw it was kind of sparing with some other bulls, so then you worry about it getting tangled, caught with another bull elk,” Jason Clay, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) public information officer, told KCNC-TV.

It took CPW a mere 27 minutes to tranquilize the animal, remove the netting, administer a reversal drug to help revive it and watch the bull walk away.

CPW urges residents to remove hammocks, sports netting and any other objects that may cause issues for wildlife.

Go here to watch video of the incident.

(Photo/video source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)