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    Isle of Wight Roe deer drowns

    Sad news about one of the island's Roe deer dying in a botched rescue attempt https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-44839044

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    I cant think it deliberately swam to the mainland?!? I think it either got washed out or alternatively was from the mainland and got washed along the coast?

    The tides on the eastern approaches, predominately come from west to east coming up to high tide them east to west a number of hours later. As a guess if it did come from the island wouldn't it of had to have come from Bembridge?

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    There's another thread about it here:

    Roe buck drowns after swimming from IOW
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    Interested in the deer population of the Isle of Wight.
    Theres supposed to be a comeback.
    I would guess that the deer was scared back into the water by noisy onlookers.
    I dont mind shooting deer but I hate to see them drown or get hit by cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Hart View Post
    I cant think it deliberately swam to the mainland?!? I think it either got washed out or alternatively was from the mainland and got washed along the coast?

    The tides on the eastern approaches, predominately come from west to east coming up to high tide them east to west a number of hours later. As a guess if it did come from the island wouldn't it of had to have come from Bembridge?

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    There's another thread about it here:

    Roe buck drowns after swimming from IOW
    That's correct, 1.5 before, to 2.5 hours after high tide, it runs to the west, about 1 hour of slack then it runs to the east, very strong tides so highly unlikely to have come from the island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky9 View Post
    That's correct, 1.5 before, to 2.5 hours after high tide, it runs to the west, about 1 hour of slack then it runs to the east, very strong tides so highly unlikely to have come from the island.
    The usual route for cross Solent deer swims are towards the western end of the Solent, especially the relatively short channel between Hurst and Fort Albert

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    The mainland has a dense population of roe and there are none or very few on the island, it's far more likely it came from the mainland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jubnut View Post
    The mainland has a dense population of roe and there are none or very few on the island, it's far more likely it came from the mainland.
    Fewer rather than none would be more correct!

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    Update:- There's an eye witness account of this deer being chased into the sea by some dogs at Puckpool on the island in this weeks IW County Press.

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