March 29 (UPI) -- A curious elk was filmed getting its antler tangled on a tarp in an Oregon man's backyard and running off with the big blue sheet in tow.
RJ Marx posted a video to Facebook showing a group of elk hanging out in his Gearhart backyard during the weekend when a bull elk ends up with one of its antlers caught in a big blue tarp.
The elk struggles to free itself, with one female elk stepping on the tarp in an apparent attempt to help the bull pull itself free.
The elk eventually gives up the struggle and runs off with its cohorts, still trailing the tarp from one antler.
"Some people say there are more elk than people in Gearhart, Oregon," Marx wrote. "You can hear them approach by the rustling in the trees and the distinctive pitch of their voices. On a rainy Sunday, they took up residence on our lawn. The young bucks like to frolic and one found the perfect play-toy, a blue tarp. Perfect until it became stuck on his antlers!"
Marx's wife, Eve, said the elk was eventually able to free itself.
"He managed to extricate himself just a few houses up the street. I retrieved the tarp. They were all grazing peacefully ten minutes later up on the golf course," she wrote in a Facebook comment.