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Elk with tyre stuck around neck for half its life is finally free

For more than two years, wildlife officers tracked an elk that was spotted with a tyre around its neck. Saturday, the elk was found and, at long last, it is free of the tyre.Wildlife officers tranquillised the elk, sawed off its antlers and removed the tyre that had been around its neck for half of its life, according to a statement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.“The saga of the bull elk with a tyre around its neck is over,” the department tweeted Monday.Wildlife officer Jared Lamb first…

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