Here's something you don't see every day! Deer Fishing anyone? Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when some you deer came swimming up to 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 onboard, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering."
"This is a picture I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest. We headed for Taku Harbour.
Once we reached the dock, the first buck that we had 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.
Tom used his handy wheel barrow to move the last one off the boat.
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."
It was definitely na one of a kind and unforgettable experience for the Satre family! (Story details courtesy of http:// penkin.posterous.com)