Saturday, December 29, 2012

Went Fishing, Caught 4 Deer

               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
he 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 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.

                    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

               icy waters or if there had been others who did not

               My daughter later told me that the experience was

               that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt

               same way as well!"

                        I told you!  Awesome... huh?

               "Kindness is the language the blind can see
                     And the deaf can hear." - Mark Twain

                     Life isn't tied with a bow ... but it's still a gift