I have always said that you can almost always find something interesting on each trip out. This past Friday was no different. After running up river from smallwood to get shad, I decided to work my way back down river and fish a couple places along the way. Having caught a couple around 30#'s(didn't weigh them, just guestimated). All hell broke loose along the bank with several dogs barking and jumping in the water up from me at least a half mile. It wasn't until I got to looking close at why they were in the water swimming did I see what looked like a deer ahead of them heading for the Va side from the Md. side ahead of the dogs. The deer hit the main channel and was coming down river with the outgoing current right for me. I got to thinking about if that deer could swim across the river at this spot(roughly at least a mile or better guess) and make it. Wasn't sure how long the dogs were chasing it. I decided to pull anchor and get the rods in fast and see if I couldn't turn the deer back around heading back to Maryland being that it was a lot closer to land. The deer got down to me just as I was getting the anchor up and I left it go by a little then started making a circle to get it turned back to the Md. bank. Not wanting to pushing it too much, I stayed back probably 50 yards or so and snapped a couple pictures. She looked tired with her tongue sticking out, but was still swimming at a decent pace. As soon as she hit the bank she plopped down and stayed there for roughly 10 or 15 seconds before heading into the brush just behind her, then plopped down again and stayed there for at least 15 minutes. Tried to get a picture of her getting to shore, but the pictures didn't turn out the best and is hard to see. might not be the most exciting things to happen, but it was just one of those moments it is cool to witness, and hopefully saved her from exhaustion and drowning. She did look like she needed a break once she got to shore.