Colorado Elk sips wine from bottle

An elk in Colorado was spotted holding on to perhaps the very last remnant of a Thanksgiving celebration in his mouth.

Lori Vina Guelich photographed the elk on Wednesday gripping a wine bottle that she said the elk snatched from a recycling bin in her Evergreen, Colo., neighborhood.

“I found the elk nudging something and got closer and saw he had taken something out of my neighbor’s recycling bin,” said Vina Guelich, who saw the elk as she was driving home.

“He did a quick pick-up with his mouth like he was taking a drink,” she said. “I grabbed my phone and went snap, snap, snap and got it.”

Vina Guelich says it is not uncommon for elks to be roaming the neighborhood, but seeing an elk with a bottle of 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon was a first.