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Last winter, during an avalanche-probe search in Utah, rescuers skewered an elk carcass-and a bunny. So, how many other furry friends get caught in slides? A timeline:

1974:

RED MOUNTAIN PASS, CO Two elk get buried up to their antlers. They dig themselves out; rescuers are overjoyed.

1996:

JACKSON, WY Family car tumbles off highway in slide. Mom spots blood on daughter and starts sobbing before noticing dead, bloody deer around the car.

2002:

KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, AK Huge slide kills 143 caribou. (Caribou is sooo stupid.)

September 2005