Animal Rescue- Question of the Day
November 13, 2017 6:57pm CST
We recently had a big deal recently when a deer wandered onto one of our New Jersey (USA) beaches and into the ocean. We are used to seeing deer crossing highways, in wooded areas, even on golf courses, but many residents were surprised to see one "riding the surf" at sunrise at the beach. After awhile, people became concerned about the deers safety and called the police to the scene. Apparantly, the beachgoers were not aware that a deer is an excellent swimmer. Which brings me to my question of the day.... If you had to choose between saving an animal or person who would you save? You cannot save them both!!!! I know that is a going to be a real dilemma for animal lovers, so you can provide your own scenarios, (ie: your pet, a wild animal, a stranger, a friend) however it will ease your conscience in making that choice. That should make for some interesting comments for those who dare answer, lol. By the way, here is a photo of that deer in the water. I bet this "buck can hang ten" if someone gave him a surfboard. News source and photo- NJ 101.5
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Hm, it's weird that the deer wanted to be in the water, but you're right, he's in no danger as they can swim. Oh... that's interesting. What levels of danger are the person and the animal in? Is it something like -- if unaided: the animal will die - but the person will only have a minor injury? In that case I would help the animal. Or is it that they will both die? And you can only save one? In that case I would help the person.
Yes, they would both die. I was listening to responses on a call in show on the subject. Thought it would be something interesting to ask. It was weird it was not summer, but it was during one of our warmer October days, so I guess the deer wanted to cool off?