Tuesday, December 4, 2012


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 the 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
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 the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive.

My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget,
and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!"

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


Shawnette Nielson said...

So absolutely totally cool. What a fun story!

Tina Scott, author, artist said...

Thank you, Shawnette. Things like this don't happen very often, and I thinks it's totally cool when animals can trust. They had no other option, of course, but still.

Joyce P Smith said...

WOW pretty much says it! Coming from a hunting family and marrying into one - this is a totally cool story. I showed it to Don and he also was amazed. Thank you for posting this Tina... what fun! :O)
~Joyce S

Donna McNeil Gonzales said...

An amazing story. HMMM, can you work that into a book?