A working crew in northern New Mexico came across a most unexpected barrier in their quest to lay an underground power line.
According to KRQE-TV, a young bull elk got stuck in a narrow trench. It was so wedged that it could barely move, let alone get out. It happened in Angel Fire, New Mexico, about a 200-mile drive northeast of Albuquerque.
The workers tried to lift the animal out with their hands but that did not work. Neither did using ropes so they called in a backhoe that dug another trench so the elk could walk out. Though exhausted, the elk eventually climbed out and walked away.
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(Photo source: Ben Beem)