News

WATCH: Deer frolic at the beach in Hervey Bay

SANTA'S furry friends have stopped by Hervey Bay's beaches this week for a frolic in the warm surf before heading south for Christmas.

While the warm sand and sea is a far cry from their native snowy climate, owner Graham Reimers said his animals loved to play in the ocean at Scarness beach after a day's work.

"The fawns, we just let them go and they gallop up the beach," he said.

The European red deer are treated to a beach swim after a day of pleasing crowds at Stockland Hervey Bay.

The deer all range from one to two years old while the fawns are two and three weeks old and all are a part of Mr Reimers' The Reindeer Company based in Warwick.

"I do this all over Australia," he said.

Mr Reimers said the deer were trained to pull Santa's sleigh in Christmas festivities and children could get up close with them. 

Since Sunday, visitors have flocked to the deers' pen inside Stockland.

"It hasn't stopped, it's been packed," Mr Reimers said.

Anyone wishing to pat the deer on Wednesday at Stockland Hervey Bay have from 11am until 4pm.

A European red deer leaps in the shallows at Scarness beach with Connor Reimers.
A European red deer leaps in the shallows at Scarness beach with Connor Reimers. Valerie Horton

More photos below

 

Topics:  beach, christmas, deer, editors picks, hervey bay




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

'I apologise every day that I am not the person he married'

My battle with postnatal depression...

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Who donated to Loft and O’Connell in the election?

Mayoral candidates Chris Loft and Gerard O'Connell.

The two front-running candidates have made their donor list public

Lifelong activist recognised for her wildlife fight

Patron of Wildlife Queensland's Hervey Bay Branch, Joan Coutts, has been honoured with a  plaque and tree, planted in ESA Park, Point Vernon.  
Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Joan Coutts was recognised with a plaque and a Burdekin Plum tree.

Warm days followed by cold nights expected on weekend

It might not be quite warm enough to go to the beach, but the Fraser Coast is expected to be sunny on Saturday and Sunday.

EXPECT cold night this weekend, but warmer days.

Latest deals and offers

Joel Seeney defies the odds and collects second place in the Max's muscle up challenge

Beating the odds with a point to prove - Maryborough Fitness Health and Bodyworks'...

Dry July on the Fraser Coast

Dry July - Vera Van De Velde (clinical nurse - Alcohol & Other Drugs Support Service) asking drinkers to abstain for the month of July.Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Dry July is a chance to abstain from alcohol for the month of July to raise money...

Maryborough mural poject

Maryborough artist Craig Winter dedicates his Kent Street mural to the story of the Bauer Nurses. Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Craig Winter is creating the latest Maryborough Mural Project artwork.

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward