Young Deer Tries to Swim Across Lake Superior
The young deer was trying to swim across Lake Superior, from Minnesota to Wisconsin. Rich and Bette Koivisto watched from shore as the deer swam out about 50 feet to where they could no longer see the deer. Fisherman on the lake watched him swim as well. The deer was in the 47-53* water for almost an hour before he returned to the rocky shore. Once he was out he just plopped down, probably too exhausted to do much else. A passerby saw the deer's plight, picked him up and took him across the road to the brush.
Bob Kirsch, Department of Natural Resources area wildlife manager at Two Harbors has seen deer swim in the lake before. “Deer can swim like fish, with that hollow hair. Why they do it, I don’t know. To see the other side? To go where no other deer has gone before?” He had one other theory. “The only other thing is, it could be so intimidated about crossing roads, it thought swimming out in the lake was a better option,” Kirsch said. From Duluth News Tribune.