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Swimming Buck

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8 pointer

By: Pat Coate

Was lucky enough to spend some time at a cottage on a beautiful lake in Ontario recently. I looked up from my breakfast one rainy morning to see a brown blob swimming out from the bay. I thought “Hmm, that’s an awfully big bird”. When I got the binoculars on it, it was quite clear that it was not a bird at all!

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Heading across the lake

At one point the deer appeared to turn in towards land. But then it seemed to change its mind and it headed out across the lake – about a mile to the other side. I guess hormones can make them do crazy things. I hope he made it and that the females were impressed.

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Looking very determined

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Thought about coming ashore

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Deer are quite competent swimmers, and he should have made it without much trouble.


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3 responses

  1. Tom

    Cathy knew she wanted to have my children after seeing me swim the English Channel (twice in one afternoon).

    4 October 2012 at 2:04 pm

  2. what a lovely sequence of photos; nature here in the Uk isn’t quite so dramatic but if you’re interested take a peek at my blog perhaps

    13 October 2012 at 11:17 am

    • Pat

      I enjoyed your blog. The battle of the mute swans sounded very dramatic! Glad for the escape.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      13 October 2012 at 6:46 pm

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