How do you know if a young bull elk is still healthy despite being stuck? When upon being freed, it immediately charges its rescuers.
That’s exactly what happened in northern New Mexico.
KRQE-TV reported wildlife officials with New Mexico Fish and game received a call about a bull elk stuck in the mud from a dry water tank. It took them about two hours to free the animal. As soon as it got out of the tank, it tried to charge the wildlife workers.
(Photo source: KRQE-TV)