A Dad Took This Footage Of A Deer Showing Off A Rare Feat Of Athleticism
Apr 11, 2015
Although it seems astonishing to see, this isn't the full extent of a deer's athleticism. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a white-tailed deer can jump as high as 15 feet. They typically refrain from doing so, however, because it represents a greater strain than simply finding an alternate way under, around or through a barrier.
This video, by YouTube user bennyfrank, showing a white-tailed deer jumping over some fairly tall fences would be enough to make even the best track and field hurdlers jealous. The man clarified on Reddit that he lived in a city environment, where deer are not common, which is why he and his children were so excited to see it.