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Elk rescued after it 'ignored warnings' and fell through ice

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March 8 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Colorado came to the rescue of an elk that "ignored warnings" and fell through the ice covering a frozen pond.

Evergreen Fire/Rescue said in a Facebook post that crews responded Monday when an elk was reported struggling in the frigid waters of a local pond.

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"Another elk ignored warnings, and fell through the ice on a pond," the post said. "Firefighters rescued the elk after neighbors called 911."

The elk was not injured and was able to rejoin its herd, the department said.

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