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Video: Montana rancher frees elk snared in wire fence

A rancher in central Montana recently came to the rescue of an elk stuck in a wire fence
Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 14:25:31-04

A central Montana rancher recently came to the rescue of a bull elk entangled in a wire fence.

The rancher, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he saw the elk stuck in the fence and went out to see if the animal could safely be freed.

The rancher -- who couldn't get closer than 50 feet to the elk -- saw it had torn up some fence posts after the wire became tangled in its antlers.

When the animal ran, the wire became snared on a four-wheeler -- allowing the rancher to cut the wire and free the elk.

The elk then ran off, dragging an estimated 40 to 50 feet of wire with it. A later search for the animal was unsuccessful.