Deer takes ocean dip, strolls along N.J. beach

Catching a sunrise on the beach at the Jersey Shore is always a fine way to begin the day.

Apparently deer also agree.

A deer was spotted in the ocean and walking along the shoreline in Ocean County Wednesday morning.

According to a Facebook posting by Toms River PBA, the deer was seen near Colony Road in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River.

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“The six point buck will most likely get himself home at some point today,” the posting says. “If you see if wandering around Ortley Beach, don’t approach it. Just let it be as it will get scared.”

Spotting deer on Jersey Shore beaches is not uncommon. And they are excellent swimmers.

In recent years, deer have been spotted in Wildwood Crest, Sandy Hook, and Manasquan, where fisherman Adam Holloway spotted three deer galavanting along the shoreline before one jumped into the ocean and drama ensued.

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