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(NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La.) — 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.

Courtesy Natchitoches Parish Sheriff”s OfficeThe 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.

Courtesy Natchitoches Parish Sheriff”s OfficeFollow @ABCNewsRadio
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