Shooter kept dipping his head into the water…
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At The Pocatello Zoo in Idaho, this elk spending an unusually long time by the water pail and fussing around with something in its shallow depths. Dr. Joy Fox noticed the big fella known by the name Shooter.

Taking way longer than he usually did to grab a gulp of water
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He began pawing at it with his hooves
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He kept his unusual prodding for about 15 minutes
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Then he used his antlers to help and pulled something small and fuzzy out of the water
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Closer inspection showed it was a marmot, another resident of the zoo
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They weren’t sure exactly what Shooter was going to do at this point…
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But he simply laid the little guy down to safely recuperate!
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