CONIFER, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Park and Wildlife hope that someone sees the bull elk with a tire caught around his neck so they can catch up to him. The elk recently made another appearance on a wildlife cam near Conifer.
The big guy is seen walking towards the camera with the tire still around his neck. Then he stops for a minute to look around, giving the camera a pretty good look at his predicament.READ MORE: Hot Air Balloon Crashes At Chatfield State Park, Multiple Injuries
Apparently, CPW agents have seen this elk before and want to remove the tire from his neck. The animal was captured on a wildlife camera in June.
Anyone who has seen this elk is urged to call CPW so they can track him down and help him out before the fall rut.
“If they tangle with another elk and they certainly will during the rut, they will become entangled, if nobody sees them a lot of times one or both of them will wind up dying,” said Scott Murdoch with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
He was last seen on the wildlife cam near Conifer and has been seen near Mt. Evans.READ MORE: Coloradans Kim Dobson And Ashley Brasovan Take Top Spots In Mount Washington Road Race
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Remember this poor bull elk with the tire around his neck? About one month later and he was detected once again on the #trailcam.
We would love to catch up with him and free him of that tire.
— CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE) August 10, 2020
Anyone who has seen the elk is urged to call Colorado Parks and Wildlife.