Have you ever seen a deer swim?

It may seem unusual, but deer are known to take to water in an effort to flee from danger when possible. When a hunter’s gunshot spooked this family of deer, this young fawn swam too far into the lake. The terrified fawn cried out for its mother — thankfully, these folks came to its rescue!

deer thumb 4

While deer are generally good swimmers, this inexperienced fawn began to suffer from exhaustion halfway across the lake. Tampering with wildlife can be very dangerous both for humans and the wild animals alike; Luckily, neither the deer nor the rescuers were injured in this rare encounter.