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    Swimming Roe buck

    My mate sent this picture from last year of a roe buck swimming from one side to the other side of loch Ken, I can only presume the rut was on. atb blue.


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    Only ever seen one roe swimming, that was a doe crossing a river. Get red crossing the loch here and doing it at any time of the year.

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    I think I reported on here last year about a game shoot I was on. A bird was hit and fell into a wood on the edge of a small lake. After the drive I sent my cocker into the wood to retrieve the bird, and a few seconds later a roe doe came haring out of the woods, dived straight into the lake, swam to the other side about 100m away, climbed the bank and disappeared through a hedge.

    First and only time I've witnessed a roe swimming.

    Oh, and the cocker came back with the bird
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Was fishing late on a spring evening on Grafham water (by 'the Willows' for anyone that knows it) and watched a roe doe swim clean across from the far side and climb out about 20m down the bank from me. Astonishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue400 View Post
    My mate sent this picture from last year of a roe buck swimming from one side to the other side of loch Ken, I can only presume the rut was on. atb blue.


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    .....your mate should send the pic to a paper....make a fortune of he sets up a butty-van.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin View Post
    .....your mate should send the pic to a paper....make a fortune of he sets up a butty-van.....

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    The only difference with this photo you can expand it to see what it is, just wish I had witnessed it.
    atb blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue400 View Post
    My mate sent this picture from last year of a roe buck swimming from one side to the other side of loch Ken, I can only presume the rut was on. atb blue.


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    I'm surprised the crayfish never got it knowing that loch!

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    I know what you mean, the place is stuffed with the little sods.
    atb blue.

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    I used to live in an old lock cottage in Surrey and I regularly saw Roe deer swimming across to avoid dogs or people. Admittedly on fairly narrow channels, up to 25/30 metres across. We all know about the Sika on Brownsea Island, that's a fair bit of water to swim across.

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    I have seen many roe swim the Avon in hants

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