On Friday, a deer jumped an impressive 20 feet, gracefully landing on a flawless white pickup truck just moments before its owner was set to sell it.
Captured in now-viral footage, the airborne deer soars across a driveway in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, landing directly on a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, resulting in a significant dent.
Consequently, the asking price dropped from $9,400 to $8,500. The owner, who recorded this remarkable incident on his security camera, humorously acknowledges the situation.
The extent of the deer’s injuries remains uncertain; however, the creature managed to spring out of the truck bed and quickly flee.
Troy Wescott, Vaughan’s son, who frequently engages in basketball games in the driveway, was just a few feet away when the deer made its unexpected leap into the truck.
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Fun Facts About Deer
Antlers, Not Horns:
Male deer, known as bucks, grow antlers every year and shed them in the winter. Unlike horns, antlers are bone structures that are regrown annually.
The white-tailed deer is one of the most common deer species in North America. Their name comes from the white underside of their tail, which they raise as a warning signal.
There are over 90 different species of deer worldwide, ranging from the tiny pudu, which stands about a foot tall, to the majestic moose, the largest species of deer.
The idea of deer as gentle and graceful creatures is often referred to as the “Bambi effect,” inspired by the famous Disney movie. In reality, deer can be quite territorial and can display aggressive behavior.
Deer are exceptional jumpers. They can clear obstacles up to 10 feet high, and they are known for their ability to gracefully leap over fences and other barriers.
Check out: What To Do If A Gator Chases You.
Herbivores on the Menu:
Despite being herbivores, deer occasionally consume small birds and rodents. When their regular food sources are scarce, they usually exhibit this behavior.
In the aftermath of the now-viral incident, the repercussions extend beyond the visual spectacle. The owner, capturing the remarkable event on his security camera, humorously accepts the twist of fate as the asking price for the pickup truck experiences a drop from $9,400 to $8,500.
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