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Bull elk tased in Harrisburg

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chee-to, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Now here's something that doesn't happen every day....;)

    http://www.fresnobee.com/oddnews/story/1634604.html

    Deputy, trooper stun elk to free it from fence
    Published online on Friday, Sep. 11, 2009
    The Associated Press

    HARRISBURG, Ore. -- Normally, if you're close enough to use a stun gun on a bull elk, you might be too close. But it worked out well for a Linn County sheriff's deputy and an Oregon State Police trooper faced with a dilemma. They responded Thursday to a call near Harrisburg about a big elk whose antlers had become entangled in a barbed wire fence, pinning its head in place.

    They contacted the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for advice and all parties agreed it would take too long for a wildlife agent to respond and tranquilize the animal.

    So the two devised their own plan: the deputy used a Taser stun gun on the elk for about 25 seconds while the trooper cut it free. According to a sheriff's office statement, the animal then ran off without any sign of ill effects.
     
  2. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Don't let PETA know about this :)
     
  3. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

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    I bet that bull thought it was a "SHOCKING" experience!!! lmao