That Time Mark Hoppus From Blink-182 Saved a Deer From Drowning

'Like herding goats in Twilight Princess'

June 26, 2020

“Happy Days” are ahead for a panicked deer who happened to cross paths with blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.

While enjoying some fun in the sun out on Idaho’s Redfish Lake, the singer/bassist spotted an animal swimming circles in the water far from shore. "Found a deer in the MIDDLE OF THE LAKE today. No idea how it got there," Hoppus commented on an Instagram video showing the deer in distress.

"It was panicked, shivering, panting, tired, swimming in circles."

Mark then explained how he tried to intervene, with limited results. "I got on the swim step and we pulled up alongside it and I was able to get my arms around the bottom of its neck and tried to pull it up but it was too heavy."

Hoppus' group then did their best to get the animal to shore any way they could.

"So for twenty minutes we slowly shepherded this deer across the lake, like herding goats in Twilight Princess, to the nearest shore. We got there and the deer stumbled out of the water, looked back at us for a few seconds, and bounded off into the woods. We saved a deer today!!"

Blink-182’s latest release was 2019’s NINE, and the band most recently shared a fan-filled video for the song “Happy Days” while under stay-at-home orders. Hoppus also shared back in May that the band has been recording new music while under quarantine... so stay tuned for more.

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