‘Barstool elk’ photographed in Eagle County | SummitDaily.com

‘Barstool elk’ photographed in Eagle County

Vail Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily/Carrie RousseauWildlife officers have not been able to approach this Eagle Valley, Colorado elk that somehow got a bar stool stuck on its head. A reader, however, snapped this photo.

EAGLE VALLEY, Colorado ” Wildlife officers in Colorado’s Eagle Valley have gotten lots of reports of a female elk with a barstool stuck on its head.

While district wildlife manager Craig Wescoatt said the stool doesn’t seem to be impeding the animal’s movement, but wildlife officers haven’t been able to get close enough to the elk to remove the extra headgear.

The animal was first seen about two weeks ago along Brush Creek, south of the Eagle Ice Rink.

It also was spotted west of Eagle, near the gas plant.

“She’s very active,” Wescoatt said. “The bar stool doesn’t seem to be impairing her to any great degree. She just looks kind of goofy.”

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