I had been intently watching an immature osprey attempting to fish, toward the middle of the lake.
Something pulled my eye toward the far shore to my left.
I watched as an animal, I thought a large dog, jumped into the lake. Not an unusual sight.
Looking back at the osprey, something at the back of my mind urged me to check on the dog.
It wasn’t a dog at all, but was a large doe, calmly swimming toward me!
She crossed the large cove, got to my side, jumped up on the bank and disappeared.
I just never know what mother nature will send my way! There is a very, very short video below the photo. Enjoy!

swimming deer

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Young doe with ears alert to the other does moving away behind her while her alert eyes are glued on me.