Why am I posting a grandson for today's Camera-Critters?
Well, you see how the thoughtful and careful Australians cover the swing's chains with a stiff coating?
If this had been done at a school in Pennsylvania, it might have prevented a bull elk from getting tangled in the chains of their swing set.
Willard Hill, at his wonderful "Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer" blog, explains it like this:
"Bulls often spar with other bulls, or rub their antlers against trees, etc. It seems likely that this was the cause of the entrapment, as the swing was likely a tempting target and gave a satisfy response to being punched with his antlers, until they became entangled."
If you haven't seen it already, please be sure to see the dramatic rescue of the wild elk, documented by Willard! Click here, then here, and finally here for his three posts.
UPDATE: Oops, I see Willard is now signed in at Camera-Critters. Good! Let's let him speak for himself. :D