Entire Elk Herd Drowns After Plunging Through Colorado Ice

January 2, 2015 7:23 PM

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An entire herd of elk met its untimely demise after crashing through the ice on the surface of the Echo Canyon Reserve in Colorado. Local residents discovered the carcasses and alerted authorities this past Monday.

In all, 21 elk drowned in the icy water, just 50 feet from the shore of the lake, which lies about five miles south of Pagosa Springs. It's likely that the herd drowned at some point last Sunday evening. Now, authorities are working to remove the bodies before the water refreezes over them and makes...

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