With the recent hot weather, she could be forgiven for cooling off with a dip.
A young female roe deer was captured at Montrose Basin taking a swim in the South Esk River on Sunday.
We had a bit of an unusual sighting at Montrose Basin today! This young female roe deer was spotted walking along the mud before taking a swim alongside the eiders. 🦌🦆 #BasinBiodiversity
— MontroseBasinSWT (@MontroseBasin) May 20, 2018
Staff at the Basin said the young female roe deer was spotted walking along the mud before taking a swim alongside the eiders.
A spokesperson said: “Roe deer are actually good swimmers – it’s just rarely seen!”
Montrose Basin uploaded the video of what it described as a “bit of an unusual sighting” to social media and it has now been watched over 5,000 times.
One person replied: “Not surprised, it was a day for a dip!”
Roe deer are one of Britain’s native deer species and have become the most widespread.
They are mainly woodland deer, but in recent years the rise in numbers has led them to colonising more open areas such as rank heather, scrub and agricultural ground.
The British Deer Society said roe deer are known to be good swimmers and such sightings crop up on a regular basis.
According to the Forestry Commission, the roe became extinct in England during the 18th Century, but survived in woodland in parts of the central and north west Highlands.