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Two boaters rescued a deer from the water off the coast of Cohasset, Massachusetts on Wednesday.
Police said the two men saw the animal splashing frantically in the water near Minot Light around 1:30 p.m. When the police arrived, the men had already dragged the animal into their boat. Photos released on the department website show the jacketed deer curled up next to one of its rescuers.
The animal was not injured, just exhausted from swimming. Officers met the boaters at the Parker Avenue Boat Ramp to take control.
Conservationists brought the deer to the area of The Glades and watched it until it ran into the woods, its white tail hopping up and down as it did so.
Experts say deer are capable swimmers – it seems this animal just went a little further than it could handle.