An inquisitive young elk living in the forests near Evergreen, Colorado, recently wandered onto a trampoline. But then it couldn't get off the damn thing. Shenanigans ensued.

The video was captured by Greg Chase, who noticed the elk after sitting down for a morning cup of coffee with his wife. "[A]ll of a sudden he decides to jump in for some fun! Getting out proves to be a bit harder than getting in!!!"

No doubt — an enclosed trampoline is no place for an elk. Chase also took the time to clarify something his wife said during the video:

For any viewers offended by my wife's comment on the notion of shooting it....the only reason my wife suggested doing so was to keep it from suffering if it got too badly hurt due to the hole in the tramp. We recently watched in horror as a fox was strangled to death in our neighbor's soccer goal netting. My reaction to her comment gave her the reality check she needed as she was a bit over-reactive due to her sensitivity to its wellbeing and not wanting to see it suffer like the poor little fox!