Wildlife sometimes finds itself in bizarre circumstances, and the BC Conservation Officer Service has shared another such occurrence.
On Twitter, the conservation service wrote that they were called to a property where an elk had become trapped by a collapsed hay stack in Smithers.
#Smithers #BCCOS received call of an elk trapped by a collapsed hay stack. First photo was what was observed on arrival. While removing the hay from the first elk, a second elk was discovered completely buried inside. Both were freed and walked from the site. pic.twitter.com/CxURrsZ441— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) February 14, 2020
While removing the hay from the elk, a second elk was discovered buried further inside the pile.
Video shows the second elk taking a moment before standing up.
The conservation service said that the two animals eventually got up and left the site unharmed.