That’s a lovely story with a good, happy ending – thank you, Ellie. How did they get the deer on the boat though? That’s quite a big boat and deer can’t climb ladders. I wonder why they were swimming round in the middle of nowhere, too.
Yes, I wondered about that bit, Cathy. What they were doing out there, I mean.
Amazing story, though, isn’t it?
Probably running away from a bunch of bloodthirsty humans who were shooting at them.
Good point, MadPriest.
You think the deer were gay, Göran? Perhaps they were swimming off to somewhere more accepting of their kind 🙂
Probably running away from that dingbat Palin and her .22. You betcha!
Paul Theroux in one of his books about Britain said he saw a flock of sheep trying to swim across a bay somewhere in Scotland. They all drowned, sadly. Critters of this ilk do sometimes go for a swim in an unplanned way and without much thought for whether they can get back to land and safety, is the impression I get. Maybe that’s what these deer were doing. Anyway, they had a happy ending, which is fabulous.
I’m so envious. I wish I had a boat that a group of deer had tried to board. How gratifying would that be?
PS or maybe Anonymous is right and they were trying to defect to Russia? …
They may have been trying to return to Russia. Perhaps they are spies.
… they’ve discovered Sarah Palin is a Reptilian? … 🙁 ?????