The elk became buried amidst a controlled avalanche, a necessary preventative measure in combating larger avalanches. During this routine operation, an Elk was spotted within the area set to be blasted with excesses of snow by friends Jesse Dahlberg and Andrew Raskatoff.
Jessie noticed a portion of the elks face jutting from the snow, prompting him to break into action and dig the elk from the cascades of icy white that propelled down from the blast.
After 15 minutes of digging, Jesse was able to free the entombed creature from the snow, all through the efforts of one man, in the right place, at the right time, and one elk, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
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