Animal Photos - Index
357. Best Day of Fishing Ever
Young Sitka black-tailed bucks fell upon good luck Sunday as they 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.
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.
Tom, Anna and Tim Satre help the last of the 'button' bucks to its feet. 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.