According to the Sophisticated Edge: Encyclopedia of Answers, Deer are fast, skilled swimmers, who can cross lakes and rivers at up to 13 miles per hour. They will often take to the water when they are frightened or to escape predators.
Deer emerges from the surf
Updated on June 17, 2017 at 1:21 PM
Posted on June 17, 2017 at 11:59 AM
BY PAUL MILO
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
New Jerseyans are accustomed to deer turning up just about anywhere these days -- along major highways, in suburban back yards, dodging traffic in the downtowns of the state's largest cities. Last year, a doe jumped through an unlocked window at a Bergen County middle school.
Even the waters of the Atlantic are not immune to their presence.
On Friday afternoon, Tyson Trish, a former photojournalist for the Record of Woodland Park, was at the beach with his wife, Gina -- who recently won the Democratic primary for the 24th District Assembly seat -- and their children. Around 2 p.m., they suddenly noticed a deer trying to steady itself in the rough surf nearby and Trish grabbed his camera.