Elk Makes Splash In Family Pool

Elk Wanders Into Deep End In Genesee

Elk can swim, but they just can't get out of the pool without some help.

Doug Talley, who lives in the Genesee area, learned that the hard way when a 12-point-bull elk fell into the deep end of his family pool Sunday night.

After calling 911, wildlife officials came over and told Talley to cut the pool cover. He was then able to nudge the elk to the shallow end, where it clambered out -- but not before it caused extensive damage to the pool.

Talley said the elk kicked several holes in the pool's side trying to escape.

The elk was not hurt.