Elephants Help Rescue Stuck 18-Wheeler in Louisiana

PHOTO: Two elephants kept a stranded 18-wheeler from overturning after it became stranded on on Interstate 49 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.PlayCourtesy Natchitoches Parish Sheriff''s Office
WATCH Elephants Help Rescue Stuck 18-Wheeler in Louisiana

A pair of elephants helped rescue the truck they were riding in when it got stuck in the mud on a trip from New Orleans to Dallas.

It all began on Tuesday at 7:03 a.m. when the 18-wheeler transporting three elephants pulled off the road on Interstate 49 near the Powhatan exit in Louisiana and got stuck in the mud, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's office said in a statement.

"When deputies arrived on scene, they were astounded to find two elephants keeping the eighteen wheeler from overturning," the sheriff's office said.

PHOTO: Two elephants kept a stranded 18-wheeler from overturning after it became stranded on on Interstate 49 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.Courtesy Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office
Two elephants kept a stranded 18-wheeler from overturning after it became stranded on on Interstate 49 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

The elephants on the truck were being transported to Frisco, Texas, for a circus.

A wrecker service arrived and was able to free the truck, relieving the elephants of their burden.

No citations were issued, police said.

PHOTO: Two elephants kept a stranded 18-wheeler from overturning after it became stranded on on Interstate 49 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.Courtesy Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office
Two elephants kept a stranded 18-wheeler from overturning after it became stranded on on Interstate 49 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.