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Beats the Orange Line: Deer spotted swimming near MBTA ferry

The short clip shows the back of the deer’s head as the animal paddles, bobbing up and down with the waves.

A deer was seen swimming near Grape Island early Thursday morning. –Jessica Bartlett/Boston Business Journal

Maybe it was looking for Deer Island.

Passengers on a commuter ferry trip from Hingham to Rowe’s Wharf were greeted by an unusual sight early Thursday morning: a deer swimming past the vessel and toward one of the Boston Harbor Islands.

Jessica Bartlett, a reporter with the Boston Business Journal, captured video of a portion of the seafaring animal’s voyage, after the captain of the MBTA ferry pointed out the deer on the boat’s starboard side.

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