Deer Rescued From Delaware River Near Penn’s Landing

No one knows how (or why) the deer got in the water.

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Photo via the Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia police rescued a deer in the Delaware River Thursday evening.

According to CBS3, officers with the department’s Marine Unit spotted the deer stuck in a mud flat near Penn’s Landing around 8 p.m. After about 30 minutes, they were able to pull it into the boat.

It’s not clear how or why the deer was in the Delaware (or that part of Philly). Maybe it was making a break for New Jersey (maybe, just maybe) and got a little stuck. Who knows.

Apparently deer are pretty good swimmers.

Police say the animal was determined to be in good health and released.

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