- Associated Press - Thursday, September 5, 2019

BENEZETTE, Pa. (AP) - A bull elk is back in the wilds of Elk County after a team from the Pennsylvania Game Commission freed it from a tangle of fence.

The agency said it received multiple calls on Wednesday morning that reported the animal had been caught up in more than 20 feet of woven wire fencing near the town of Benezette.

The elk had wrapped the fencing around both antlers and became stuck beside a tree.

Game wardens worked with an elk biologist aide to sedate and free the bull, which was exhausted but in excellent health.

He was fitted with a GPS collar.



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