The carcass of a young deer that washed up on a south side beach was an unusual find for two kayakers Monday considering there are no deer on PEI.
Amanda Jackson said she and her friend, Veronica Livingstone, spotted the animal in a cove along the Northumberland Strait in eastern PEI. The location is only accessible by water.
“It was really bizarre,” Ms Jackson said, noting the carcass wasn’t on the beach a couple of days before.
“We are just assuming it washed ashore from the other side (of the Northumberland Strait).”
More than likely the tides have washed it back into the strait.
“The tide comes in really high to that little inlet so I’m wondering if it is still even there right now,” she said Tuesday morning. “Nature will take care of it.”
Finding mammals along the coast isn’t unusual for these two kayakers as they have also seen seals there.
“The deer didn’t look injured as such,” Ms Jackson said. “It was quite intact and probably very young.
“It didn’t have much of an antler.”