Elk rescued from zip line in Youbou, British Columbia

It was hardly fun and games after an elk recently found itself tied up in a backyard zip line on Vancouver Island.

But lucky for it, the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service jumped in to help free the tangled bull.

Over the weekend, conservation officers were called to private property in Youbou, which is on the north shore of Cowichan Lake.

“This adventurous elk found itself caught up in a private zipline,” the BCCOS tweeted.

The elk found itself in a precarious position. Photo: BCCOS/Twitter

Conservation officers jokingly asked, “Too tall to ride?”

But then they got down to serious business.

The elk needed to be sedated so conservation officers could cut it loose. Photo: BCCOS/Twitter

They sedated and quickly cut the elk free.

It wandered off into the woods.

And officers offered a reminder to homeowners.

“Please remember to properly manage items on your property that could injure or trap wildlife,” they tweeted.

Too tall to ride? This adventurous elk found itself caught up in a private zipline on a #Youbou property over the…

Posted by Conservation Officer Service on Monday, January 18, 2021

Photos: BCCOS/Twitter/Facebook

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