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On 7/19/2020 at 7:05 AM, FizzyFish said:

SANDWICH — A carcass discovered on the jetty at Scusset Beach State Reservation Saturday morning turned out to be that of a deer, according to Massachusetts State Police.

I guess this deer didn't survive the swim across the canal

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1 hour ago, zak-striper said:

I guess this deer didn't survive the swim across the canal

Probably was carried out during a strong tidal current, drowned and got washed back up on the jetty on the return tide.

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Deer swimming across the canal is not uncommon, perhaps this one had the misfortune of not making it for some reason................

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29 mins ago, b-ware said:

Deer swimming across the canal is not uncommon, perhaps this one had the misfortune of not making it for some reason................

 

It's really surprising how they can judge how fast the water is running and calculate that factor in to determining if its safe to cross now or wait until the water slows.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, zak-striper said:

I guess this deer didn't survive the swim across the canal

I saw one actually make the swim. Early morning, false dawn, close to split rock. Also seen a couple coyotes take the easy route as they casually strolled across the Bourne Bridge at 2 am.

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2 mins ago, Sandbar1 said:

Also seen a couple coyotes take the easy route as they casually strolled across the Bourne Bridge at 2 am.

Smart.  Were they carrying an "acme" anvil.  :)

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22 hours ago, clambellies said:

Probably was kept out of the water way too long while hero photos were taken, then improperly released without reviving.

Don't hang your deer from the boga!! It's not good for their fragile internals :soapbox:

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Just now, zak-striper said:

Smart.  Were they carrying an "acme" anvil.  :)

If they were it still wouldn't be the weirdest thing I've seen at 2 am on the ditch.

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Some of this may be deer escaping a pack of coyotes. The deer gets cornered and water is the easiest way to get away from them.

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2011 or 12 while fishing across from the radar station on the canal, the day after labor day about 1 PM my buddy and I watched a beautiful 8 pointer swim from cape side over to the main land.  this buck cleared the rip rap in two bounds, hit the service road, scared the crap out of some woman walking on the road and as she screamed the deer jumped back into the canal.  Several boats, the tug Independence and my buddy and myself witnessed the whole thing..............

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No deer is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
America is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each deer's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in animal Kingdom.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

 

John Dunn

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