Diane & Sarah Brookes
Deer, trying to escape from dogs, swimming to shore.
Photos by Brookes
While waterskiing at Lake Hogan (Valley Springs, California), in June 2006, we witnessed two dogs, whose owners had left them on an island while water skiing to run around, chasing two does and a fawn.
The deer jumped into the lake and the dogs continued to swim after
them. We attempted to watch for oncoming boats to warn them of the deer
in the lake and get the dogs onto our boat while watching the baby to
make sure it could make it across.
We were able to flag down another boat who then retrieved Sarah and the fawn. We took it to where we saw the does get out of the water and released it. The fawn immediately went to a bush and we noticed the female in the distance so we took off so that the mother could get the fawn.
We came back later and they were both gone. We found the