Lobsterman rescues deer trapped in water off Maine coast
HARRINGTON, Maine — A Maine lobsterman hauled in an unusual catch 5 miles off the coast — a live deer.
Ren Dorr said he was setting traps when he saw a young deer in the morning of Nov. 4. 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 that he has seen deer swimming before but that this was different.
He said that if he and his crew had not intervened, the deer would have been “a goner.” IB/JB
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