Four Deer Rescued by Alaska Fisherman

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Tom Satre of Taku Harbor, Alaska, related a fantastic story that would be hard to believe without the personal accounts and pictures to prove it.  Below he recounts what happened on October 2, 2010, about 25 miles south of Juneau, Alaska, as Tom and his family were out cruising on his 62-foot fishing vessel, the Alaska Quest:

“My daughter spotted four juvenile black-tailed deer swimming directly toward out boat.”

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“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.”

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“This is a picture I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest.
We headed for Taku Harbor . Once we reached the dock, the first buck that we had been 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.”

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“This is me carrying the little guy.”

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“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!”

If you would like to read the story as it was reported to the local newspaper, the Juneau Empire, click HERE.
Tip of the hat to Lisa B. for this little gem.

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8 Responses to Four Deer Rescued by Alaska Fisherman

  1. AnonymousNot Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 9:46 am

    What a fun story for a Saturday morning. Sharing. Thanks.

  2. James Smith Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

    This is the kind of story that makes me think there may still be hope for humanity.

  3. Alyssa Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Can’ see any of the pictures. Love the story!

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      November 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      I’m sorry you can’t see the pictures Alyssa. I hope everyone else can…I can. :-(

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      November 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      Now you should be able to see the pictures Alyssa. :-)

  4. Jess Reply

    November 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Shows that humans and animals can be together without us two legged animals killing. My hope for humanity is a little more intact this morning, thanks Mike.

  5. Marsha Woerner Reply

    November 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Shared
    Beautiful

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