Elk Rescued from Palisades Reservoir
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 2, 2018
A group of more than 20 people helped rescue an elk herd that plunged through the ice on a reservoir in western Wyoming.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department biologist Gary Fralick says a dozen or so cow and calf elk fell through Friday at Palisades Reservoir.
People stopped and began using chain saws and other tools to cut the ice to reach the elk. When that didn’t work, they lassoed the elk to help them to shore.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the rescue took 45 minutes. Two exhausted calves were taken by backhoe to a nearby elk feedground, where they began to recover.
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