A once in the history of mankind kind of thing. The
Best Day Of Fishing Ever! Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe
but this guy has pictures to prove his story... I've heard of salmon jumping
into boats, but never anything quite like this...
Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group
on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam
directly toward 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 on board, 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.
This is me carrying the little guy.
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. My daughter later told me that the experience
was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt
the same way as well!"
I told you! Awesome!
Our Lord works in mysterious ways...
"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear." -
First Posted October, 2010