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Cops Respond to a Call From Stranded 18-Wheeler. What They Saw at the Scene Left Them 'Astounded

"When deputies arrived on scene, they were astounded to find..."

Police in rural Louisiana were left stunned Tuesday morning after responding to a call from a stranded 18-wheeler on the side of the highway.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies received a call requesting help from a truck on Interstate 49.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office

Cops arrived to help and couldn't believe what they saw.

"When deputies arrived on scene, they were astounded to find two elephants keeping the eighteen wheeler from overturning," a statement from police said.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office

According to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office, three elephants were aboard the truck and being transported from New Orleans to Dallas, Texas, for a circus.

The truck became stuck after the driver pulled over to the shoulder of the road.

Ultimately, a local wrecker service was called to the scene to help get the 2000 Kenworth 18-wheeler on its way.

Police said no citations were issued.

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