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A group of four juvenile Sitka black-tailed deer. They swam right toward the boat, then, they started to circle the boat.
They were looking up and looked like they needed help.The typically skittish and absolutely wild animals came willingly and once on the boat, collapsed with exhaustion. They were shivering. Four Sitka black-tailed bucks pulled from the waters of Stephens Passage Sunday recover on the back of Tom Satre's 62-foot charter vessel, the Alaska Quest.
One of the four Sitka black-tailed bucks pulled from the waters of Stephens Passage Sunday is seen being transported via wheelbarrow by Tom Satre after reaching Taku Harbor. Witnesses reported all the deer recovered fully from what appeared to be exhaustion and a bit of hypothermia.
From left: Tom, Anna and Tim Satre help one of the "button" bucks to its feet after they rescued it from Stephens Passage.
that's pretty neat --as we know animals sometimes do strange things --just glad they "accepted assistance"