Elk saves drowning marmot from his drinking trough!
Keepers at Pocatello Zoo, Idaho, were worried when they noticed Shooter, a four-year-old elk, acting strangely at his water trough. They watched as he tried to dip his hooves in, before attempting to dunk his whole head in the water. Then they were amazed as 10ft tall Shooter lifted his head from the trough clutching a tiny marmot - a kind of large squirrel - between his jaws! He spent quite a bit of time planning how to grab it. Way to go Shooter!
Please click photo for full article (just ignore the part where they suggest Shooter’s actions might be just because he didn’t like having something in his way, ok? Obviously we all know that Shooter’s a hero - that’s clearly why he did it!)