Wild deer visits downtown Ottawa, swims in the Rideau Canal: video

Shortly before 9am on Monday, I heard from someone who saw the deer on O’Connor street, headed to Lansdowne Park. I grabbed my bike and the video camera, and soon found the deer in the water near Pig Island in the canal.

The video (embedded below) picks up there; it’s nine minutes in length,
– or there is a shorter two-minute version on Twitter.

The deer did eventually make it safely to land, in the Arboretum on the far shores of Dow’s Lake, but it’s not clear where it went after that.

*PS – While you’re here, consider checking out other posts about Climate, Environment, and Wildlife,
and/or the Wildlife and Animals playlist I have on YouTube.

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