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Deer Swimming in Lake Erie

Postby Pabst » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:41 pm

I saw this while reviewing the news in Cleveland, Ohio. I have never seen anything like this before!

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/viewer-captures-photos-of-deer-swimming-in-lake-erie-far-from-cleveland-shore
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Re: Deer Swimming in Lake Erie

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:16 pm

I used to sail in the Cheasapeke Bay.We hearded deer usally once or twice a year...They get spooked and jump in the water.They were mostly bucks too!!!! Kevin
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Re: Deer Swimming in Lake Erie

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:32 pm

We live on a rather large lake in western Maryland. On rare occasions we see deer crossing from one shore to the other. It's a distance of over a half mile. I have also seen a female black bear and three cubs crossing our cove, which is about 400 yards wide.
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Re: Deer Swimming in Lake Erie

Postby Pabst » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:21 pm

Wow, I can't believe the sow and cubs crossing across the lake that far! any pics?
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Re: Deer Swimming in Lake Erie

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:30 pm

I took some. But, basically all you can see are black specks on the water. I'll take a look at them again.
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Re: Deer Swimming in Lake Erie

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:50 pm

The cubs reached shore before I could get back down with my camera. They came from the opposite shore, a little off camera to the left. This was in 2004.

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Re: Deer Swimming in Lake Erie

Postby Pabst » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:57 pm

Amazing to see bears swimming in the water, thanks Don! :D
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