Lobsterman Hauls In A Deer Off Coast Of Maine
HARRINGTON, Maine - A Maine lobsterman has hauled in an unusual catch five miles off the coast. Ren Dorr said he was setting traps when he saw a young deer Monday morning. He said the deer had given up swimming and was being carried farther offshore.
He and his crew hauled the 100-pound buck aboard.
Having a wild animal in a confined space could be trouble. But Dorr told the Bangor Daily News that the deer was so tuckered out that he "laid right down like a dog.''
He said it took a half-hour to return to Harrington, where the deer was set free.
Dorr said he's seen deer swimming before, but this was different. He said that if he and his crew hadn't intervened, the deer would've been "a goner.''