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Firefighters rescue mule from hole in Teller County

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jan 08, 2019

Mule rescued from cistern

Mule Rescue: Thank you to all who were involved, including the neighbor who offered their backhoe. The owner believes "Moose" the mule had been in the hole for two days. The animal was rescued without complications and miraculously suffered no injuries from the fall.

Posted by NE Teller County Fire Protection District on Monday, January 7, 2019

WOODLAND PARK – The Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District posted video to its Facebook page of a rescue involving a mule Monday.

The owner of the mule, told firefighters that they thought the animal had been in the hole for two days.  Firefighters hoisted the animal out of the hole using a harness and a backhoe.

Thankfully, the animal was not injured in the fall or during the rescue.  It isn’t the first animal rescue in recent weeks in Teller County for many of the same firefighters.

They also recently rescued a buck from a frozen pond on Nov. 26.