Elk tangled in lawn chair. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Elk tangled in lawn chair. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 

A cow elk found herself in a terrible tangle after getting stuck in a lawn chair in Colorado.

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the elk's neck and front legs were wedged between the frame of a lawn chair in Idledale.

Luckily, a local resident discovered the trapped elk and notified Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Wildlife officer Joe Nicholson was able to free the elk, first tranquilizing her and then safely removing the lawn chair. 

Incidents like this happen way too often. In a similar incident, a buck found himself tangled up in a set of a holiday lights what officials say were "carelessly hung."

"We see wildlife that mostly get caught up in swings, hammocks and netting, but lawn furniture is somewhat common," tweeted Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Editor's Note: Wild animals are unpredictable. If you encounter an animal that appears sick, injured, or in need of care, do not attempt to touch or pick it up. Instead, contact your nearest Colorado Parks and Wildlife office for help. For a list of region and area offices, click here.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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Dangerous LAWN ITEMS are not an issue - it's ALL a fact that WE are in THEIR domain and OUR stuff affects ALL nature. Put your stuff away for the winter please. I hope the moose was fine and the chair can be replaced.....

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