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Selfie Snapper Rammed By Deer

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Taking selfies has become a part of daily life for many people. We snap pictures to capture moments, share with friends, and post online. Sometimes, though, a simple selfie can lead to unexpected consequences. Recently, a person learned this the hard way when they were rammed by a deer while trying to take a selfie with it.

Setting the Scene

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The day got off to a straightforward start. Generally nature is known for its beauty and abundant wildlife. The sun was shining. When this tourist came across a large deer.

The Perfect Spot

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Thinking it would make a great background to his selfie, the man approached the deer slowly, trying not to startle it. He turned his back to it and starting trying to get the right angle for his photo.

Setting Up the Shot

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With the deer in view, the guy got his phone ready. The tourist turned on the camera, switched to the front-facing lens, and framed the shot. The deer seemed calm, continuing to munch on the grass. Moreover the person took his time, thinking the deer would stay still long enough for a quick picture.

The Sudden Charge

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What happened next was unexpected. As the person focused on their phone, the deer looked up and noticed the intruder. Evidently feeling threatened, the deer reacted quickly.

The Surprise

White-tailed deer. Image via Depositphotos

Without warning, it charged at the person. The force of the impact knocked the person off their feet. Their phone flew out of their hand, landing several feet away.

Dressed For The Occasion

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Also to my surprise, what was this guy thinking. He was not wearing the right attire for walking up to a wild animal. Only wearing a pair of shorts and nothing else, was not definitely not good enough.

A Lesson Learned

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Pere David Deer – Woburn Deer park. Image via Tim Felce (Airwolfhound), CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Luckily, he didn’t sustain any injuries that were too severe – only a few scratches. He straightened up, picked up his phone and left cowardly. The tourist was shaken but had a story to share regarding his stupidity. Moreover he gained important knowledge about keeping a safe distance. As well as showing some respect for wildlife.

Wrapping Up with Selfie Snapper Rammed By Deer

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Image by Acton Crawford via Unsplash

Even though taking selfies can be entertaining, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Moreover even animals that appear to be in peaceful can be erratic. Always keep your distance. It just isn’t worth risking your safety to capture the perfect selfie.

What do deer eat?

White-tailed deer. Image via Depositphotos

Deer primarily eat plants. Their diet includes leaves, grass, fruits, and nuts. In the winter, they may eat bark and twigs when other food is scarce.

How long do deer live?

A white-tailed deer fawn standing on a hill. Image via Depositphotos

Deer in the wild usually live for 6 to 14 years. Their lifespan can be influenced by factors like predation, disease, and availability of food.

Do deer migrate?

White-tailed deer. Image via Depositphotos

Some species of deer migrate to find food or better living conditions. For example, mule deer in North America often move between higher and lower elevations with the seasons.

How do deer communicate?

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A Key deer fawn. Ianaré Sévi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Deer communicate through vocalizations, body language, and scent marking. They use grunts, bleats, and snorts to convey messages, and rub their antlers or scent glands to mark territory.

What are antlers made of?

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Antlers are made of bone. They grow from pedicles on the deer’s skull and are shed and regrown each year. They are initially covered in velvet, a soft tissue.

Why do male deer have antlers?

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Male deer grow antlers primarily for mating purposes. They use them to fight other males for dominance and the right to mate with females during the breeding season.

How fast can deer run?

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Deer are capable of running at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. This speed helps them escape from predators. They are also agile and can make quick, sharp turns.

Do deer have good eyesight?

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White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus nelsoni) female with fawns, Orange Walk, Belize. Image via Charles J. Sharp, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Deer have good eyesight, especially in low light conditions. Their eyes are positioned on the sides of their head, giving them a wide field of view to detect predators.

How do deer care for their young?

White-tailed deer. Image via Depositphotos

Female deer, or does, care for their fawns by keeping them hidden in tall grass or dense vegetation. They nurse them and stay close to protect them from predators.

What is a deer’s habitat?

White-tailed deer. Image via Depositphotos

Deer can live in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and wetlands. They are adaptable and can thrive in areas with adequate food and cover.

How do deer protect themselves from predators?

White-tailed deer. Image via Depositphotos

Deer rely on their speed and agility to escape predators. They are also very alert and use their keen senses of hearing and smell to detect danger.

Are deer social animals?

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Deer are generally social animals. They often form groups called herds, which can vary in size depending on the species and time of year. Herds provide safety in numbers.

What is the difference between a deer and an elk?

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Deer and elk are different species, with elk being larger and having more prominent antlers. Elk also have a different vocalization, known as bugling, especially during the mating season.

How do deer adapt to winter?

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Deer grow a thicker coat in the winter to keep warm. They also change their diet to include more woody plants and reduce their activity to conserve energy.

What is the role of deer in the ecosystem?

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Deer play a vital role in their ecosystem. They help control plant growth by grazing, and they serve as prey for predators. Their presence influences the structure of plant communities.

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