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Sunbathing elk give Swedish rescue services a scare

Firemen rescue an elk calf stuck on slippery ice outside Stockholm in 2012. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

Published: 14.Apr.2018 14:15 hrs

Swedish firemen raced to help five elk they thought had fallen through ice on Friday, only to discover the gangly beasts had simply lain down for a spot of sunbathing.

At 8am on Friday morning, an alert went out to the emergency services in the town of Övertorneo on Sweden’s northern border with Finland, reporting that five of the animals had crashed through the thin spring ice on the Tornio river. 
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