I’ve noticed a few people posting images online of the red deer at Chasewater yesterday who decided that in the warm weather, a swim was in order – and friend of the blog Leah Braidman posted the above wonderful images on the Brownhills Past and Present Facebook page.
Leah has kindly allowed me to post them here, for which I thank her. They really are excellent – red deer are strong swimmers who do enjoy water which many people find surprising.
Deer have been seen before in Chasewater, usually at the south end of the dam by the pier; this time they were at the north end by the little ‘beach’.
Angela Morris also posted video footage of the deer to the Cannock and Hednesford Facebook group, which I captured and cropped down. My thanks to Angela for sharing this, too.
I think almost everyone hereabouts love the deer, and this is such a wonderful event to watch. Cheers to those who captured the sirens and took time and effort to share them.