Floodwaters across Southeast Texas have displaced thousands of animals. This pair of brave deer face their fears and go for a swim.
Sometimes animals and water don’t mix. Fear is often the deciding factor to sink or swim. In the case of two brave deer in Richmond, Texas, they plunged right in and made it safely to higher ground.
As flooding begins to worsen in Southeast Texas, especially along the swollen Brazos River, thousands of animals are being displaced. In this video, shot by KHOU photographer John Gibson, you’ll see two brave deer tackle a flooded plain while four of their fur friends end up getting cold feet.
Deer have powerful hind legs, which they use to good advantage while swimming. With that power and good stamina, a white-tailed deer can swim distances up to 10 miles and at a speed of up to 13 miles an hour.
Your heart has to go out to all of the animals affected by rising water. But in the case of this pair, luckily they made it to the other side.