KETCHUM, Idaho (CBS2) - An elk was found almost drowning near Ketchum after getting caught in a hammock.
The Blaine County Sheriff's Office said the bull elk got wrapped up in someone's yard hammock last week near Broadway Run, south of Ketchum.
The elk was found almost drowning in the Big Wood River. Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers and BCSO deputies rescued the elk from the river.
IDFG officers tranquilized the elk so the hammock could be removed safely be removed.
"As Mr. Hammock Elk walked off back into the woods after we’re pretty sure we heard him whisper, 'Thank you Officers,'" BCSO said.