Because, upon closer inspection, the unidentified object turned out to be a baby deer. The animal had probably jumped in the lake after something scared it on the shore. The creature now appeared to be way out of its depth, however.
Recalling the surreal moment when they stumbled upon the deer, Annette admitted that the animal surprised them. “We were driving along, and all of the sudden, my husband saw something in the water. It was a deer just swimming in the middle of Lake Ontario,” she told WIVB in September 2017.