A Dad Took This Footage Of A Deer Showing Off A Rare Feat Of Athleticism

Apr 11, 2015
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.

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.
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