Haywood County, NC - Judy Forbes and her husband often see elk at their nursery on black camp gap road near Maggie Valley, I said there's something wrong with that elk.
But one at dusk Tuesday night especially caught their eye and they started taking pictures. It appeared to them that something was hanging on its antlers.
Justin Mcvey with the state wildlife commission is searching for the elk. Unlike many, reintroduced into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this one does not have a collar.
"IfI can locate it, I'm going to immobilize it, pull the swing off, saw its antlers off just so he can't get into trouble again and then put a gps collar on him."
Mcvey is familiar with this particular elk and another one he named Jeffrey who caused some commotion not far away at mountain joy cottages over the weekend.
First getting a garbage bag stuck on his head and so he was trying to get it off and he was smashing into the wall.
Susie Lynn's daughter got the bag off but Jeffrey was just warming up taking aim at the swing set. But he took this whole piece and he dragged it to the middle of the road out there.
Susie's husband has pictures of Jeffrey even video of him with cable around his head. Mcvey says in each case the time of year will help.
Antlers should be dropping in next couple of weeks. Once the antlers drop off of course the swing or the cable will drop off as well.
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