For those of us who are lucky enough to own a swimming pool, there is nothing better that relaxing in the water on a hot summer’s day. Just lazy on a pool float lapping up the sunshine and enjoying a cool homemade lemonade. Don’t forget the sunscreen, you don’t want to get burnt now do you?
It’s not just us humans that enjoy the water. Wild animals everywhere will find water holes to cool down in when the heat gets too much. It’s not unusual to see many different beasts sharing the only source of water for miles around in the African Savanah’s when the temperature reaches its hottest point in the desert. Wilder beasts alongside elephants, Tigers and flamingoes sharing the cool water. All at peace for this one special moment.
For one New Jersey home owner there was a surprise waiting for her in her backyard swimming pool. She had noticed some movement in the water and went outside to investigate, fortunately for us, she captured the moment on camera and has shared it for all the world to see. Much to her amazement, what she thought was a dog, turned out to be a young deer.
This frolicking-fawn was having the time of its life doing laps around the pool cooling itself down from the blistering sun overhead. As you watch this special footage you can see that this little deer is no stranger to the water. It moves so gracefully, like a professional athlete would, or at least an animal on a mission. This little creature is obviously feeling completely safe in this environment, so much so that it doesn’t even care that our householder is filming all the action.
This soon-to-be-buck has certainly made himself at home and has since become a regular visitor to this well-kept back garden. There are about 60 species of deer all over the world, but I am pretty sure that not all of them have access to a cool pool during the summer months. Interestingly, the word fawn, the name for a baby deer, comes from the old English word for “Glad”. While on the subject of baby animals, did you know that a baby elephant seal is called a “Weaner” Ill’ never look at a hot dog in the same way again.
Mother Nature can surprise us with all sorts if wonders. I once found a crab in my pool, go figure, I think that an enterprising bird must have unintentionally dropped it from its beak on the way to a seafood meal. I have even had large lizards swimming in mine and the occasional rodent so the sight of a deer enjoying itself comes as no surprise to me. Click on the link below, and enjoy the site of the not-so-shy fawn having the time of his life.