September is the most active month of the year for elk. Bull elk are constantly on the move seeking opportunities to increase the size of their harems and searching out chances to mate. It’s when elk move into the urban interface or walk down main street that they can get into trouble.
With that in mind, wildlife officials urge people to look around their property or business and remove any items that can cause issues. Swings, soccer nets, hammocks, yard art, volleyball nets and other such items can be dangerous or even deadly entanglements.
Just recently we passed along stories of an elk in Canada that had to be sedated after getting tangled up in decorative fish netting and another in seen running through a Colorado neighborhood with a batting net stuck in its antlers.
(Photo source: Charlie Cropp)