Blaine County Sheriff

Elk Crashes In Family's Basement Uninvited

A loud crash woke up a sleeping family in Idaho, but a burglar hadn't invaded their basement. It was a 600-pound elk.

By Christine Slusser | January 5, 2016

Apparently, elk don't know much about being courteous or knocking before entering.

This elk, weighing an estimated 600 pounds, woke up a sleeping family in Idaho when it crashed through a window and into their basement.

"To see, you know, a full-size elk standing in your downstairs living room when you get down there is something that you'd never expect," homeowner Matthew Siegel told KTVB.

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In a post on Facebook, the Blaine County Sheriff's Office said it took hours to get the elk to leave.

A conservation officer said the elk got out uninjured — but the basement will need a deep cleaning.

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