Elk are big as anyone who has had to pack one out will attest too. Now try moving a live elk trapped in freezing waters. This happened recently in Bend Oregon as reported by KPTV.com  and Edmonton Alberta as reported by Global Edmonton .
In the case of the Oregonians it appears that is took no less than seven rescuers and a boat to bring the cow to dry land. Not to be outdone the Canadians took just three people and some rope to land the bull.
The men strung a rope around the elk’s antlers and pulled the animal out of the frigid water. Exhausted and freezing, but with the rope still attached to its antlers, the elk ran for safety away from the river after the rescue.