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“ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 11, 2021 01:47PM
‘ “Being up in the wilderness, we didn’t really expect to be able to get our hands on the elk just because of the proximity or the distance away from civilization,” wildlife officer Scott Murdoch said in a news release. “It is harder to get the further they are back in there.”

Since the first sighting, however, the elk had been spotted several other times over the years. Trail cameras picked up footage of the elk with the tire three times in 2020.

In May and June of this year, wildlife officers tried to catch the elk with no luck. On Saturday, wildlife officials were able to make contact with the elk after trying to tranquilize the elk four times during the week.

Wildlife officers Murdoch and Dawson Swanson hit the elk with a tranquilizer dart, cut the bull’s antlers off and removed the tire, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said.

The officers tried to cut through the tire, but it wouldn’t budge. ‘


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Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 11, 2021 02:19PM
Cool story! thumbs up

I'm glad they removed the tire and didn't hurt the elk!



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 11, 2021 02:55PM
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The officers tried to cut through the tire, but it wouldn’t budge. ‘

Was it filled with concrete or something? I don't see how anything that could cut through the antlers wouldn't be able to cut through the tire. A sawzall or angle grinder would make quick work out of a tire.



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 11, 2021 03:04PM
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btfc


The officers tried to cut through the tire, but it wouldn’t budge. ‘

Was it filled with concrete or something? I don't see how anything that could cut through the antlers wouldn't be able to cut through the tire. A sawzall or angle grinder would make quick work out of a tire.

I thought the same thing, but who knows what they took with them in the field to cut. The story said they couldn't get through the steel belts in the tire.



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 11, 2021 04:12PM
"Oh, he can get it off... that Elk is Jimmy... Jimmy is, um, let's just say Jimmy is a few fries short of a happy meal".

(Kidding... glad they got it off him!)



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 11, 2021 06:14PM
I bet that was one confused elk when it woke up.



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 11, 2021 07:46PM
Good for them!



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 11, 2021 08:30PM
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I thought the same thing, but who knows what they took with them in the field to cut. The story said they couldn't get through the steel belts in the tire.

They way I read the story it was the bead of the tire, not the belts, that gave them the trouble. Probably could have used a hacksaw if they had one. Also wonder how much time they had before the tranquilizer wore off.
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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 11, 2021 09:35PM
That was my first thought, and in reading the story, it was confirmed.

I don't know what they carried with them in tracking the elk. but I'd have planned on cutting the bead.

Helping a friend remove a bike tire (motorcycle) known to be very difficult but have great tread wear, we decided to cut the bead.

No way to work a hack saw or Sawzall in between the rim and the bead, we used bolt cutters which worked really well and I learned how tough a tire bead would be to cut.

Now a saw or Sawzall would work on the moose's tire, but yeah, I wouldn't want to wake him.

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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 11, 2021 11:51PM
without all that extra weight, I bet he's not tired any more.



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 12, 2021 12:51AM
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without all that extra weight, I bet he's not tired any more.

And he gets to tell all of his friends about the alien abduction he experienced, where they stole his tire and his antlers.
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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 12, 2021 05:45AM
But he’s no longer the really cool elk amongst the lady elks.



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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 12, 2021 07:29AM
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Re: “ A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life “
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 12, 2021 08:02AM
.....how worn was the tread on the tire......???



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