Deer Jumps the Fence

Watch what happens when this deer tries to jump a High Fence

We’ve all heard of, or maybe even seen a deer leap over a fence that seems way too high like it was nothing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always turn out that way.

Florida Backwoodz, an online Florida hunting community, uploaded the video to YouTube about a week ago. A driver was filming three does running on the side of a country road when she got this clip.

In the video, the three does try and make a break for it by going across the road and jumping over a high fence. The first doe to give it a go hits the fence about half way up in such a way that it turns into a catapult launching him into backwards into the air. It seems like the doe was alright, as it quickly got back up and ran away.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture claims that whitetail deer can jump to heights of 15 feet, but that it’s rare for them to clear a fence that high.

When motivation is a factor, like a vehicle that’s charging straight for it, a deer can do some incredible things. But with that motivation likely comes a fair amount of panic and the fight or flight syndrome kicks in. In this case a deer will take flight and during its run there is no calculation involve, just run and jump. Yes, a disregard for personal well being, so we can’t really blame this doe for slamming into the fence and springing back towards the road.

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by Matt Alpert