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No plans to rescue mule deer stranded on icy lake

January 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM

The Associated Press

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials say they have no plans for now to try to rescue a large mule deer stranded on an icy lake near Golden.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife district spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said Thursday the animal wandered onto the frozen lake or was chased by a predator and the deer appears to be in good condition. She says there is no indication the animal has broken through the ice and it is not struggling.

Churchill says it would be too dangerous to try to rescue the animal, which is several hundred feet offshore and drawing a crowd of onlookers.


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