Two elk found stuck in Park City window well rescued, relocated

Window Well Elk Rescue in Utah

These elk (a cow and her calf) recently fell into a window well at a Park City residence. After placing a piece of plywood between the glass and the elk, we were able to safely tranquilize the animals. Thanks to a helping hand from some construction workers who volunteered their mini excavator, we lifted the tranquilized elk from the window well, placed them into a horse trailer and administered a reversal drug to bring them out of sedation. They were successfully released at a remote location.

Posted by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Monday, February 3, 2020

PARK CITY, Utah, Feb. 4, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Two elk, a cow and her calf — were rescued after becoming trapped in the window well of a Park City residence.

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“After placing a piece of plywood between the glass and the elk, we were able to safely tranquilize the animals,” said a Facebook post issued Tuesday by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

“Thanks to a helping hand from some construction workers who volunteered their mini excavator, we lifted the tranquilized elk from the window well, placed them into a horse trailer and administered a reversal drug to bring them out of sedation.

“They were successfully released at a remote location.”

The post did not give the date or location of the rescue operation. It did did share video of the elk running off into a snowy landscape.

Two elk, a cow and her calf, were hauled out of the window well where they were found by a nearby construction crew. Image: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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