Elk On the Loose in Pennsylvania Town
Residents in Sugarcreek Borough, Pennsylvania have been enjoying the company of some large bull elk in their neighborhood. The elk have been attracting a large number of people each evening to view them. “He walked within five yards of me and, oh my God,” said Mike Vehe, who described the elk as a “nice animal.” However at a borough council meeting the residents voiced their displeasure over the police hunting the animals. They feel like the taxpayers are picking up the tab for police officials to hunt the elk. The police say they are there to put up signs warning motorists to slow down, and watch out for the elk, also to put down the elk if they are any danger to citizens. It is believed the elk escaped from a Sugarcreek Borough Farm.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission said an owner has 48 hours to retrieve an escaped farm animal before officers can tranquilize and euthanize it. From WTAE.com.