Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

February 26, 2011

Alaskian fishermen rescue Sitka deer from freezing water!

Filed under: Fishing & Hunting — Freddie Keel @ 6:23 am
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Alaska photos – 10/8/2010 > > A foursome of young bucks fell upon some good luck Sunday > as they were pulled from the icy waters > > of Stephens Passage by a group of locals out to enjoy the > last few days of recent sunshine. > > These good Samaritans describe their experience as “one of > those defining moments in life.” > > > > A group of four juvenile Sitka black-tailed deer. They > swam right toward the boat, then, > > they started to circle the boat. They were looking up and > looked like they needed help. > > > > > > Four deer swim toward the Satre’s boat Sunday. Once they > reached the vessel, > > Satre said they began to circle the boat and looked > obviously distressed. > > > > The typically skittish and absolutely wild animals came > willingly and > > once on the boat, collapsed with exhaustion.

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They were > > shivering > > > > Four Sitka black-tailed bucks pulled from the waters of > Stephens Passage Sunday recover > > on the back of Tom Satre’s 62-foot charter vessel, the > Alaska Quest. All deer were transported to >

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Taku Harbor and witnesses reported they all recovered from > what appeared to be exhaustion and a bit of hypothermia. > > > > Once the group reached the dock, the first to be pulled > from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back, > > then leapt into the waters of the harbor and swam to > shore. He quickly disappeared into the forest. > > Two others followed suit, after a bit of prodding and > assistance from the group. > > > > > > > > One of the four Sitka black-tailed bucks pulled from the > waters of Stephens Passage Sunday > > is seen being transported via wheelbarrow by Tom Satre

after reaching Taku Harbor . > > Witnesses reported all the deer recovered fully from what > appeared to be exhaustion and a bit of hypothermia. > > > > > > > > > >

Gotta hand it to the guys of this vessel and all the fisherman – heroes at heart!

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