Elk freed from tire around its neck

Location: Colorado

Wildlife officials freed an elk from a tire that had been around its neck

for at least two years

Date: October 9, 2021

Officials from Colorado Parks & Wildlife spotted the bull

wandering with a herd of 40 other elk

after a local resident alerted them

The team tranquilized the elk to remove the tire

Officials first sighted the animal with the tire in July 2019