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Elk Freed from Tire Around its Neck

Officials from Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently posed for a photo of a large rubber tire that was previously stuck around the neck of a bull elk. The elk was four years old, weighed approximately 600 pounds, and required heavy sedation before his antlers were cut to remove the burdensome tire.

Officer Scott Murdoch said, “It was tight removing it. We had to move it just right to get it off because we weren’t able to cut the steel in the bead of the tire. Fortunately, the bull’s neck still had a little room to move. We would have preferred to cut the tire and leave the antlers for his rutting activity, but the situation was dynamic and we had to just get the tire off in any way possible.”

People on neighboring properties had reported seeing the elk wearing the tire for about two years prior, which suggested a potentially burdensome existence. Murdoch said, “The tire was full of wet pine needles and dirt. There was probably 10 pounds of debris in the tire.”

According to Murdoch and other officials, the bull was back on its feet within minutes of being administered the sedative reversal.

Possible Preaching Angle:

God is able to free us from the things that burden us, even when those burdens are out of our control or consist of things we don't fully understand

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