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Elk falls into Blaine County basement

Posted at 6:32 AM, Dec 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 08:32:20-05

A homeowner just outside the Hailey city limits woke up to the sounds of an elk falling through a window well around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The elk cow broke the window and ended up in a basement bedroom.

“It took us about 2.5 hours, but we got her out uninjured,” said Alex Head, Fish and Game Senior Conservation Officer. “The basement will need a good, deep cleaning, but we are glad it worked out as well as it did.”

Thankfully, the animal was uninjured.