Chad Campbell and Bo Warren were having a quiet day fishing about one and a half miles off the coast when they saw something they thought was a seal.
Upon closer inspection, the two were shocked to discover that the seal was actually a white-tailed deer swimming in the water and struggling to stay afloat. The deer saw the boat and swam towards it, its natural fear of humans overridden by its desperation to stay alive.
The two men tied the deer’s legs out of fear that it might kick or even jump back into the water. According to Warren and Campbell, the deer was exhausted and quivering after they rescued it and even when they released it on shore. It’s not known if the animal survived, but its chances on land were vast compared to if it would have stayed in the water and not happened upon a couple of wildlife heroes.
This of course begs the question, how did it get out there?