DERBY CENTER, Vt. — The search is on in northeastern Vermont for a number of non-native elk that escaped from an enclosure in the town of Derby.
The Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/2sOVtaH ) reports someone opened the gate to the enclosure where the elk were held on Sunday.
Soon afterward people in the area began to see the elk roaming around. A photograph on Facebook shows about a dozen elk swimming across Salem Lake in Derby on Sunday.
Owner Doug Nelson did not immediately return a call Tuesday seeking comment. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture says the state Fish & Wildlife Department is working with the Nelsons to get the elk back into the enclosure.