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Deer Interrupts Surfing Tryouts in California

Lifeguard Capt. Brad Herzog says deer occasionally come for a swim, but it's rare

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    Surfing team tryouts in Dana Point were interrupted by a deer who apparently wanted to get in on the fun on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (Published Friday, Sept. 2, 2016)

    Surfing team tryouts in California were interrupted by a four-legged friend who apparently wanted to get in on the fun.

    Surfers at Southern California's Dana Point were shocked when a deer rushed into the ocean Thursday morning. One surfer had to kick his board out and bail out of a wave when the animal suddenly appeared in front of him.

    "They were just getting midway through their surf heat and out of nowhere this deer comes trotting down the shoreline," Mike Foudy, whose son Cole was the surfer with the near-deer experience, told The Associated Press.

    Foudy posted video of the dogpaddling deer, which he said appeared spooked, on his Facebook page.

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    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

    (Published 16 minutes ago)

    Tryout judge Sheri Crummer told the Orange County Register that no one knew where the deer came from. It hopped over rocks and then went off to sea.

    Surf team coach Tim Samson paddled out about a quarter of a mile and herded the deer back to shore, where it took off toward a hotel.

    Lifeguard Capt. Brad Herzog says deer occasionally come for a swim, but it's rare.