Elk NetworkZip Line Snags Bull Elk

General | January 29, 2021

An overly curious bull elk needed some help to get untangled from a private zip line. It happened in a small town on the north shore of Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

“Every year it happens. Swing sets, tire swings, hockey nets, fishing nets, tennis nets, hammocks, all sorts of things,” Sgt. Scott Norris of the British Columbia Conservation Service told the Northern View. “Put your stuff away. If you live in a piece of property where there are elk or deer, there’s a chance an elk is going to get caught up in your stuff.”

Officers sedated the elk, removed the rope and then the animal woke up and walked back into the forest.

(Photo source: British Columbia Conservation Officer Service)