Local nature photographer Jennifer Davis filmed a rarely seen occurrence early Saturday morning in Cape Girardeau -- about a dozen deer swimming across the Mississippi River.
She said she went down to the Cape Rock Drive area as she normally does, hoping for landscape shots.
"I thought that there would be a lot of smoke on the waters right there like there usually is," she said. "I started walking around the track around the bend where the bluffs are, and these deer came out, went across the railroad tracks and then ... they disappeared."
She photographed them walking across the railroad tracks, then went for a closer look.
"I just noticed them getting into the water, and I got it on video," she said.