Elk Caught Stealing Bottle of Red Wine

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Colorado elk photographed with a nice red wine
Elk in snow

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A Colorado woman spotted an elk running off through the snow with a stolen bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. 

It looks like human beings aren’t the only ones who like a nice bottle of wine to help get through the holidays, because this week in Colorado an Elk was spotted making off with a pretty nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon in its mouth.

According to CBS News, the adult male elk was spotted last week with a bottle of red wine from the Buoncristiani Family Winery in Napa Valley clutched gently between its teeth.

Evergreen, Colorado, resident Lori Vina Guelich got pictures of the elk, whom she says picked up the wine bottle from the recycling bin her neighbor had put on the curb. The elk reportedly picked it up by the open end, dropped it, then picked it up again and carried it off in his mouth.  

"After a taste, he sent the bottle back to the wine steward and said the temperature of the red wine was too cold,” she posted to Facebook, according to The Denver Channel.

The elk eventually dropped the empty bottle in the snow and left it behind, so Guelich investigated further and discovered that it was a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Buoncristiani Family Winery in Napa Valley.

“It looks like a nice cab,” she said.

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