Amazing deer story

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Imp, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    My dad sent me this as an email this morning. I had to share.
    Imp

    It is copied and pasted exactly as I received it.

    I’ve heard of salmon jumping into boats but . . .Four were pulled from the icy waters of Stephens Passage, Alaska , by a group of locals on Tom Satre's 62-foot charter vessel.
    Four juvenile Sitka black- tailed deer swam directly toward the boat.
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    Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking
    directly at the humans on board. Clearly, the bucks were distressed. With
    help, the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals came willingly onto
    the boat. Once onboard, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering.
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    Here the rescued bucks rest on the back of Tom Satre's boat, the Alaska
    Quest. All four deer were transported to Taku Harbour . Once the group
    reached the dock, the first buck that had been pulled from the water hopped
    onto the dock, looked back, then leapt into the harbour, swam to shore, and
    disappeared into the forest. After a bit of prodding and assistance from the
    humans, two others followed suit, but one deer needed more help.
    Here he is being transported by Tom Satre:
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    Tom, Anna and Tim Satre help the last of the "button" bucks to its feet.
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    They did not know how long the deer had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. The good Samaritans (humans) describe their experience as "one of those defining moments in life." I'm sure it was for the deer, as well.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    What a lovely act of kindness, and smart deer for recognizing they needed assistance. ( wonder how they ended up in the water anyway?)

    Thanks for sharing this, Imp!
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Awwww Imp.


    What a fantastic story and wonderful pictures.
     
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
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    Ive seen a deer swim across a lake before.. Twice acually.
    They are very good swimmers.

    Im glad people were there to help! [​IMG]
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:That is SE Alaska. It is a million islands. The wildlife frequently swim between the islands and/or the mainland.

    Imp
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Beautiful story!
     
  7. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
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    That's amazing! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    That is a great story! I loved the pics too.
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Amazing how tame they look in the pics, then again maybe they are in shock from the cold water.
     

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