Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Necklace Removal

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Wildlife, Nature, Biodiversity

Ed Hessler

An elk, aka wapiti, (Cervus canadensis) on the Colorado Front Range who wore a tire necklace for two years has finally been freed of it.

The removal presented many challenges. Locating him and keeping track of his whereabouts. Getting close enough to tranquilize him. Cutting the tire from his neck was not possible (steel belted) so this left removing the large antlers.

This BBC video (3m) is of a conversation between BBC's Maryam Moshiri and Scott Murdoch of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

A wonderful ending and now he is completely unencumbered.

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