After spotting something odd in the middle of a country road, a man and his friend stop their vehicle and inspect. When they get close, they find an alive baby fawn!
A memory that stands out in the minds of many now adults are the moments they get unexpectedly separated from their parents. Trauma is subjective, and the memories of those brief, lonesome, terrifying moments forever remain in the minds of anyone who lost track of Mom or Dad while walking through a crowded mall food court.
Sometimes, the overwhelming panic elicits a “deer-in-the-headlights”-type of response, and the afflicted child freezes in a puddle of tears. But what about an actual deer?
Steve Knoop and friends cruised down a road carved through the local woods. It was an ordinary drive until one of them spotted something off about the middle of the road ahead of them.
A small brown blob seemingly plopped in the middle of the road prompted a concerned double-take. As Steve and crew drew closer, they could make out the shape of a baby deer, but they were unsure if it was still alive or not. To Steve’s relief, they spotted the rise and fall of a breathing, alive deer, that appeared to be in good health.
Why the deer chose to lie down in the middle of the road remains a mystery, but the group knew they had to do something about it. A careless driver or someone driving too fast might easily overlook the vulnerable critter and not have enough time to stop.
Steve stepped out onto the road and cautiously approached the deer. He could see its mother carefully observing from the treeline nearby.
After a momentary pause, Steve decided the best course of action was to move the deer off the road and hope it returns to its mother.
Miraculously, the fawn didn’t flinch as Steve bent over to pick it up. With a commendable swiftness, Steve scooped the fawn up and rushed off the road.
The moment the fawn’s feet met the grass, it bolted over to their anxious observer, its mother. These two men were in the right place at the right time, and their actions saved a life.
This docile baby deer encounter on the road characterizes the interactions between man and nature in a tender, beautiful way, highlighting maternal instinct common in practically all living beings—including these burly guys: Steve and company.
Meanwhile, a man driving in Nova Vas, Slovenia captured a much more up-close and aggressive encounter of an unlikely daredevil deer challenging a motorist to a dangerous game of chicken right on the highway.
Deer, even the little ones, pose a significant risk to drivers, especially at night. When a fast-moving vehicle hits a large one like this, though, it can be catastrophic.
Watch as the motorist films the deer in the distance running at a full jaunt. Such a fine animal is already a beauty to behold, but what happens next is stunning.
Suddenly, the deer veers to the right, in a flash, closing the distance between itself and the car before leaping powerfully just feet in front of the car, crossing over both lanes, and landing on the other side of the highway. Quickly, the animal then disappears into the distance.
Perhaps the deer was up for challenging man’s contraptions encroaching on his territory. Whatever the case may be, the deer certainly put on a performance of a lifetime for this lucky driver to see!