A bull elk was liberated from its entanglement in a bunch of barbed wire when a man armed with a shotgun decided to free it with a boomstick of death.
It wasn’t known how the elk got itself in such a situation, but with its antlers stuck in barbed wire, it would be dangerous to free the animal by getting too close.
The solution was to aim precisely at one area and shoot him to freedom.Dangerous for the poor elk, but no less impressive.
Barbed-wire was usually placed far enough from the trenches to prevent the enemy from the trenches to prevent the enemy from approaching close enough to lob grenades in.
Sometimes barbed-wire entanglements were set up in order to channel attacking infantry into machine-gun fire.