DAVENPORT, Iowa -- A buck was stranded on ice along the Mississippi River Friday morning, January 17.
The animal was spotted near the Village of East Davenport, surrounded by a group of dozens of geese.
A spokesperson from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said the department did not send a rescue crew for the animal because the ice and cold would put people at risk.
"Deer are excellent swimmers, and able to swim to a safer location if they decide to do that," said Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Travis Graves.
By Friday afternoon the animal was no longer in the area.