Colorado resident stumbles upon frozen herd of 21 elk drowned in lake

January 2, 2015 5:29 AM

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers hauled out 21 elk carcasses after the animals fell through ice on the lake and drowned.

At times, even animals that usually avoid unnecessary hazards find themselves skating on thin ice. The past weekend marked tragedy for 21 elk that drowned after ice on the surface of the Echo Canyon Reservoir buckled under their collective wait, dropping the beasts into the frigid water below. The e...

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