The Best Day Of Fishing Ever!
I've heard of salmon jumping into boats but . . Four were pulled from the icy waters of Stephens Passage, Alaska , by a groupof 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, lookingdirectly at the humans on board. Clearly, the bucks were distressed. Withhelp, the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals came willingly ontothe boat. Once onboard, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering.Here the rescued bucks rest on the back of Tom Satre's boat, the AlaskaQuest.
All four deer were transported to Taku Harbour . Once the groupreached the dock, the first buck that had been pulled from the water hoppedonto the dock, looked back, then leapt into the harbour, swam to shore, anddisappeared into the forest. After a bit of prodding and assistance from thehumans, two others followed suit, but one deer needed more help.
Here he is being transported by Tom Satre:
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.
I hope you have enjoyed this beautiful story. It was too good not to share.