An elk in Evergreen, Colorado, was photographed with a bottle of wine in its mouth. Resident Lori Vina Guelich snapped the series of photos when she spotted the animal rooting through a neighbor’s recycling bin.

Elx spotted 'drinking' wine in Colorado.

Elk on the wine in Colroado? Image by Henning Leweke / CC BY-SA 2.0

The bottle was empty, but the elk had the neck of the bottle in his mouth, making it look as if he was quenching a thirst. The bottle was a Buoncristiani cabernet sauvignon. He probably picked the red ‘to go with the white snow or to pair with his leafy greens,’ Guelich joked. Read more: