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What would you do if you saw a wild animal acting strange? Would you approach it? Or steer clear?
The guy in today’s video decided the best course of action was to approach. We don’t know the circumstances, but we’re pretty sure that’s a bad idea.
“You ok, buddy?” he asks as he reaches his hand towards the deer.
Now, the guy is clearly compassionate…but this is pretty dumb. They can rip you to shreds.
Let’s see how it unfolds:
As suspected, he gets gored. By all accounts, the guy is ok, so I don’t feel bad for laughing.
Now, there’s one other important issue to discuss at this point. It’s pretty obvious this deer has EHD (epizootic hemorrhagic disease).
According to Wikipedia, “deer infected with EHD lose their appetite, lose their fear of people, grow weak, show excessive salivation, develop a rapid pulse, have a rapid respiration rate, show signs of a fever which include lying in bodies of water to reduce their body temperature, become unconscious, and have a blue tongue from the lack of oxygen in the blood.”
Now, there’s good news too. First and foremost, it’s not always fatal. Deer can recover in a couple of weeks. Second, EHD does not affect humans, and it can only be transmitted via the biting midge.
So there you have it. Don’t approach wild animals that are acting strangely.