You never know who's going to show up for dinner, especially when you live in Idaho. A family near Hailey found an unexpected visitor in their basement around 2 am the other morning. Idaho Fish and Game provided all of the wild details.

At about 2 am, a home owner just outside the Hailey city limits was awakened when a cow elk fell in a window well, breaking the window and ending up in a basement bedroom. Blaine County Sheriff and Idaho Fish and Game officers were able to drive the bewildered elk up the basement stairs to freedom.

“It took us about 2.5 hours, but we got her out uninjured,” said Alex Head, Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer. “The basement will need a good, deep cleaning, but we are glad it worked out as well as it did.”

Fortunately, this elk story had a happy ending. However, elk incidents has been very active. If you have a brush with wild kingdom, you can call the Idaho Fish and Game Magic Valley Regional Office at (208) 324-4359.