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Buck stands on Mississippi River ice near Village of East Davenport

A buck was spotted on ice along the Mississippi River Friday morning, January 17.
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Buck stands on Mississippi River ice near Village of East Davenport

 

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A buck was stranded on ice along the Mississippi River Friday morning, January 17.

The animal was spotted near the Village of East Davenport, surrounded by a group of dozens of geese.

A spokesperson from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the department did not send a rescue crew for the animal because the ice and cold would put people at risk.

"Deer are excellent swimmers, and able to swim to a safer location if they decide to do that," said Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Travis Graves.

By Friday afternoon the animal was no longer in the area.