Elk herd on the loose in Derby

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DERBY — The search is on in Derby for a variety of non-native elk that escaped their pasture by the Cow Palace on Sunday.

Some of the elk, who belong to Doug Nelson, returned on their own shortly after being let out.

Others have been spotted roaming, and swimming around the area, with pictures almost immediately popping up on Facebook timelines.

Wardens from Vermont Fish and Wildlife say they are aware of the situation and are working with Nelson to retrieve the animals.

The elk herd is somewhat of a landmark in the area, often photographed by visitors to the Cow Palace restaurant.

One of the dishes on the Cow Palace menu is elk sirloin.

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