Fishermen rescue deer floating at sea 5 miles off Maine coast

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  1. B C

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    A lobster catcher in Maine rescued a deer that somehow got swept out 5 miles off the shore, in the ocean.

    Ren Dorr, who is the captain of this lobster fishing vessel, told reporters he and his shipmates encountered the juvenile buck drifting away from the coast, and they “couldn’t let the poor guy suffer and drown.”

    Shipmate Jared Thaxter told ABC News the crew had to circle around the deer in the water a few times to position safely and grab him.

    The men “grabbed him by the spikes and maybe a leg or two and just dragged him in."

    After the young deer was on the boat, Thaxter says the crew gave the little guy some space, and let him rest.

    The crew told reporters they then sailed back to shore, about 30 minutes, and dropped the deer on the beach and then “sailed back out to haul.”

    "It was a great feeling once they helped him back into the water, headed in the right direction, and to see him finally touch land," Thaxter told ABC News.
     
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    Deer are surprisingly good swimmers considering their toothpick legs. On more than 1 occasion I have run past a deer swimming from shore to an island on Lake Vermillion in northern MN, Usually around 9 to 10pm.
     
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    I'm surprised that there was no mention of how good he tasted. It is deer season after all.
     
  4. FullClip

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    I've seen deer crossing between Lubec Maine and Campobello Island New Brunswick a few time. Only 1/4 or 1/2 mile, but current will suck under a big can buoy when the tide is right.
    As a fly tier I know their hair is hollow and floats pretty good...use it a lit in bass poppers.

    But good for the fishermen for doing a good deed. Hope the little guy does OK after his adventure.
     
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    I like reading about things like this; it gives me some hope in humanity. Those are good guys for sure. When i was a charter captain in Newport RI I used to see deer swimming back and forth from Prudence Island quite a bit. Was up in Northern GA last week (Blairsville/Hiawasse area) and saw more deer in a week than I have in years down here in SW FL. Beautiful country.
     
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    I've had the same experience with deer and moose in the bwca.
     
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    Some people do the right thing.
     
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