Things couldn't have looked much bleaker for this very wayward deer - but fortunately he found some nice dudes to get him back on course.
Last weekend, Rob Kurdy and his friends were fishing six miles out on Rhode Island Sound when, much to their surprise, they spotted the out-of-place buck clinging to life among the waves. It's unclear how long the exhausted animal had been out to sea, but judging from his aimless paddling, he probably wouldn't have lasted much longer.
"You could see it shivering," Kurdy told WTNH News 8. "It was barely staying afloat, kind of just going in circles."