Crew rescues elk stuck in trench in Angel Fire

New Mexico

ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (KRQE) – A crew trying to install an underground power line found themselves with a totally different job on their hands. Thanks to Ben Beem, in Angel Fire, for sharing photos of the crew rescuing a bull elk from a trench on Monday.

First, they tried digging him out by hand and then hoisting him up with ropes. That wasn’t working and the unfortunate animal seemed exhausted.

So they called in a backhoe to dig him a pathway. Once he made it out of the trench, Beem says it took an hour for him to get steady on his legs. The bull elk eventually took off toward a watering hole and it looked like he would be okay.

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