Thursday, August 27, 2009
A doe a deer
Brody & I had just gotten home from running some errands today when my dad called and said " Wake Timmy up there is a deer swimming in the pond." Oh.. Timmy has been working 2nd and 3rd shift this week and last night he worked 3rd so that is why he was sleeping. So I ran in and woke Timmy up and we ran outside and Dad said the deer is gone, some dogs jumped in and chased her out, so we just stood there for a few minutes watching when all of the sudden some stray dogs had chased the deer back towards the pond and she tried jumping back in the water when she got stuck in the rocks around the pond. The dogs had almost killed her and she was cut everywhere and was so weak. My dad, Timmy, and my uncle John got a rope and tied it around her and drug her up out oft he rocks when she got spooked and ran back down and fell into the pond. She was so weak she could barely hold her head out of the water. I was so afraid she was going to drown and I could not watch so Me and Brody walked away. Next thing I know.. Timmy needed a life jacket ( just in case since the deer was so heavy) and said he was going in after her. So Timmy jumps in and pulls her to the edge and my dad and uncle tie the rope again and pull her out and put her under a tree. This happened around 12:30 and she laid there all day and we checked on her several times. My Hubby, Dad, and Uncle really tried saving her. They even this evening got her int he back of the Polaris and took her into a stable in the barn to make sure the dogs didn't get her tonight but when we went back to check on her she had died. It was sad..... but it was so sweet how they all tried so hard to help her and my hubby even went into the pond after her. He is an avid hunter but he has a soft heart. We see deer a lot living in the country but this was definitely the first experience like this.