Elk Buried By an Avalanche with Only a Nostril And One Eye Peeking Out of the Snow Has Been Rescued

An avalanche buried an elk with only one eye and a nostril peeking out of the snow. Generally,…
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An avalanche buried an elk with only one eye and a nostril peeking out of the snow. Generally, controlled avalanches are set off to prevent bigger ones from occurring, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous.

Jesse Dahlberg was near the town of Field in southeastern British Columbia when he saw a lone elk directly in the path of the next manmade snow tsunami.  He had thought the elk could outrun the oncoming peril, however, the animal was engulfed in the avalanche as it coursed around it on its way down the mountainside.

I didn’t know how big the avalanche was going to be so I was hoping for the best… When I saw it, I thought there’s no way that elk is going to survive. That wall of snow caught up to that elk so fast and just blasted it.

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With the help of a friend, Dahlberg drove over to see if the elk survived this disaster. After parking at a spot close to where the elk felled, they followed a trail of debris uphill.

Fortunately, Dahlberg saw part of the animal’s face out from its snowy prison. When Dahlberg knew the elk was alive, he immediately started digging to quickly extricate it. While digging, he hoped that none of the elk’s limbs were fractured by the effect of the avalanche.

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