Oh deer

Two deer, both bucks, had to be rescued from the Tidal Basin yesterday. John Kelly, a Metro columnist for The Post has the coverage:

Yep, deer in the water. Two of them: white-tailed bucks, swimming around with a sort of what-have-we- gotten-ourselves-into look on their faces.

That look may have been mirrored on the faces of Officer Dean and Officer Grooms.

“Myself and my partner, we’d never done this before,” said Officer Dean.

Officer Deppner had. He knew that deer are good swimmers. He figured this pair had probably ambled down from Rock Creek Park or somewhere, been spooked by the rush-hour traffic and leapt into the Tidal Basin. But the two feet of wall rising above the edge of the lagoon made it impossible for them to climb out on their own.

USAToday.com has video of the rescue. Coincidently, The Post also has Everything You Wanted to Know About Bucks but Were Afraid to Ask.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mike (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 8:09 am

    Where’s Ted Nuggent when you need him?

  2. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    Thank God for the Washington Post – How did they know I’ve been afraid to ask questions about deers having sex for almost my entire life now!?

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