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Old 14-12-2011, 15:18   #1
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Holy Flotsam

found this online had 2 share:
he has pictures if your on FACEBOOK

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Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe, But this guy has pictures to prove his story...

Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.
"Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed.

I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. In all my years fishing, I've never seen anything quite like it!

“Once on-board, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering. We headed for Taku Harbour. Once we reached the dock, the first
buck that we had been pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say 'thank you' and disappeared into the forest.”

After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help (that’s him in the wheelbarrow).

My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn't know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!"
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Old 14-12-2011, 15:28   #2
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Re: Holy Flotsam

Can you imagine the deer trying to tell this story to their buds?
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Re: Holy Flotsam

Sounds like another story that could only come from Alaska, glad all worked out well for the deer and the fishermen..
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Old 14-12-2011, 15:50   #4
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It is a great story anyway. Chapeau for the people helping those deers.
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Re: Holy Flotsam

I've seen deer swimming across Lake Murray in SC. When I first saw them I thought it was a flock of ducks, since all I saw was their heads. When I got closer, I realized that it was a small herd of deer. The lake wasn't too wide - maybe a mile or so at that point - and they got out the other side. It was really freaky!
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Re: Holy Flotsam

I just saw a rooster swimming across the waterway beyond the little bridge at Soper's Hole.
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Old 14-12-2011, 17:23   #7
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I just saw a rooster swimming across the waterway beyond the little bridge at Soper's Hole.
I'll bite.

Why did the rooster cross the channel?
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To get to the other TIDE?
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Old 14-12-2011, 17:48   #9
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Re: Holy Flotsam

Once followed a deer that swam from Angel Island to Marin a distance of about a mile in S.F. bay against an ebb tide. Quite a feat in itself but then when he hit land he had to climb up a very vertical cliff at the base of the beach. Took him about 10 sec.
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Angel Island to the left, Marin to the right, Raccoon Strait between.

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Deer are pretty good swimmers. There fur is hollow which keeps them warm and helps with the buoyancy. I've seen them in some pretty surprising locations. Sadly they do sometimes attempt swims that are beyond their means.
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Re: Holy Flotsam

Am I a bad person for thinking "man, that's a lot of venison sausages"?

Seriously, nice story.
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It was a nice story more than a year ago!
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Am I a bad person for thinking "man, that's a lot of venison sausages"?

Seriously, nice story.
That was my thought as well, but I wouldn't have done anything differently than they did.
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