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Michael Chang , Oct 13, 2011; 03:14 p.m.

That was hilarious!

Matt Laur , Oct 13, 2011; 03:27 p.m.

It's all fun and games until that's a buck with antlers and your dog gets skwered!

It does remind of this antelope, though.

John Hill , Oct 13, 2011; 03:36 p.m.

The dog appeared to be more embarrassed then hurt. In regards to the antelope clip, I read somewhere that the impact of the antelope imploded the bikers helmet.
After looking at the dog/deer video there is another clip beside it. It looks like the same dog. I hope not. If it is then I bet the dog's name is Lucky:) TORTOISE BITES DOGS B**LS- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS8UXVsIiP4&feature=related

JDM von Weinberg , Oct 13, 2011; 03:47 p.m.

Not of a breed much used for deer hunting? Bull baiting maybe.

Although the often quoted 'fact' that more people are killed by deer in America than by bears is spurious (most of the deer are involved by being hit by an automobile), deer hoofs (hooves in my native dialect) are quite dangerous. The dog was lucky. A local park employee got into an enclosure here with some deer and was permanently crippled, hoofs, not gored.

The African cyclist was lucky it wasn't a big hunting cat.

David Haas , Oct 13, 2011; 04:33 p.m.

Not unsurprising as most dogs (unless trained otherwise) wouldn't know what a deer was or to a) chase it b) get out of the way of it or c) stand there and get trampled by it.

Dogs have some instinctual habits when it comes to other animals, but a lot of it has to be trained - which requires a lot of hard work. Some dogs figure things out faster than others - I had one that could never quite understand that he should not approach a skunk from the rear or that when the skunk turned it's rear toward him it was not a good thing.

Dave

John Hill , Oct 13, 2011; 05:24 p.m.

David, you reminded me of a funny story at Cades Cove about 30 years ago. There were some skunks near the trash cans and I told my buddy to go mess with them while I video taped. I ended up with footage of one skunk running backwards chasing my buddy. The expression on my friend's face as he ran for his life was priceless. Luckily he did not get sprayed.

Dave S , Oct 14, 2011; 10:51 p.m.

I find that clip weird. I can't imagine why a whitetail deer would try to run down a dog. I thought their little ungulate brains were programmed to run in the opposite direction from large carnivores, pretty much without exception. Some animal behaviour expert-- please explain.

JDM von Weinberg , Oct 15, 2011; 06:09 p.m.

I have no idea about this particular deer, but we had some trouble here with a deer attacking people at the Campus Lake. There is a deer equivalent of 'mad cow' disease and it was speculated that the deer was literally crazy.

Dave S , Oct 15, 2011; 10:45 p.m.

*Click*

JDM, good thought. I thought that youtube clip was very odd deer behaviour-- never seen anything like it.

I've heard of deer attacking people under a couple of circumstances. One is rutting bucks, particularly 'tame' or in captivity. The victim/rube sees the buck waving his antlers from side to side as he approaches, and thinks 'Isn't that cute! He wants to play!'

The other is when they're crowded by people. I understand one of the (very tame) mule deer in Zion National Park killed a kid a few years ago, for example. Those poor animals must get to the end of their tether in the high tourist season, though.


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