‘Bob’ the elk rescued after wire gets stuck in its antlers and neck


The B.C. Conservation Officer Service said Bob the Elk was freed on Sunday from wire trapped in its antlers and neck.

A bull elk on Vancouver Island, affectionately known as “Bob,” is roaming happily today, after conservation officers freed him from a potentially life-threatening situation.

“Bob” had somehow managed to wrap wire around his antlers and neck.

Officers spotted the big animal in Youboo, west of Duncan, and tranquilized him so they could remove the unwanted headgear.

They also tagged the Roosevelt elk, which has a limited population on the Island, and say once “Bob” regained consciousness he quickly rejoined his herd. Only limited hunting is allowed for Roosevelt elk.

A previous version of this article stated that Roosevelt elk are endangered. We regret the error. 


The Canadian Press

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