On one hand, nature is absolutely incredible.
On the other, sometimes nature is absolutely incredibly dumb.
A few examples of nature being incredible are this golden eagle flying off with a fox, these two alligators fighting on a golf course, and this wildebeest leaping over attacking lions.
And for an example of nature being incredibly dumb, let’s take a look at this video.
Unfortunately, there’s not many details on where it was taken, but someone had noticed two white tailed deer tearing across a field at what appears to be a local high school. So naturally, they took out their phone and started filming.
There was a chance that nothing would happen more than some frolicking, a chance that we’d see them leap clear over the fence at the field’s limits, and of course a chance that we’d see exactly this.
As the deer got close to the chain link fence, instead of pulling up or getting ready to jump, they decided to put their shoulders down and hit it head on like a linebacker filling the gap.
If this was a movie, the deer would have busted straight through and made a run for the forest line, but this was real life, meaning the deer got absolutely rocked.
One bounced off while the other somehow got stuck underneath, forced to wiggle out and take off in the other direction.
Fortunately they both seemed okay so we can laugh it off, because let’s be honest, this is pretty funny…
One second making a run for freedom, the next slamming against a web of twisted metal coils.
The highest of highs, and the lowest of lows… that’s nature in a nutshell.
Deer Tries To Jump A Massive Fence And… Fails
This deer thought she was a high jumping Olympian….
I mean, deer can jump pretty high, just not THAT high.
Deer are a funny animal and sometimes their own worst enemy. It’s hard to blame them though, they constantly have to be in defense mode.
It’s a hard life being low on the food chain, they even have to compete for food in a lot of areas. Their whole life is lived on the defense just trying to make it to tomorrow.
We’ve seen them make some questionable choices from jumping off bridges or making their way into many peoples houses. These choices are made in the name of survival but that doesn’t always mean their desired result comes to fruition.
This deer made a poor decision out of fear. As people approached the deer panicked to get some distance between itself and the people.
It took off on a full tear hoping to make the leap of its life over a high fence on the roadside. The deer makes a mighty fine leap that just isn’t good enough.
Only about two feet short…
The deer strikes the fence about ¾ of the way up and gets cartwheeled as it comes to a dead stop midair. The deer gets catapulted back down to the ground and takes off in the opposite direction.
Not this fence, not on this day…
Fence 1, Deer 0.
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Big Black Bear Gets Dropped By Electric Fence
Bears and electric fences, man…
In bear country, it’s not uncommon to see an electric fence used as a bear deterrent, whether it’s a portable one you put around your campsite, one used to protect your livestock or crops (or honey), and sometimes, folks are just looking to bear-proof their home (and garbage).
But nevertheless, whenever a bear does encounter one, it can be pretty hilarious.
With a shock just strong enough to give them a jolt and keep them away, they’re safe for the bear and generally get the job done. Although, every once in a while, you find a clever guy like this.
This blueberry farmer put a fence around his field and lo and behold, this sneaky fellas managed to dig down, slowly Army crawl through, and slide right under… genius:
And then sometimes, the ol’ bear gets a zap that fold ’em like a cheap lawn chair.
This big fella wandered up to this electric fence and once zap to the snout had enough juice to drop him to his knees. Sure enough, he popped right back up and high-tailed it out of there.
If you’ve ever touched an electric fence (we had one growing up for our horses), you know it’ll make your arm go numb for a second (kind of like when you hit your funny bone, but your whole arm and leg).
And electricity likes to find the quickest way to the ground, so it would appear that this bear’s front legs gave out and he ate some dirt.
Finally, then there’s this one…
Bear vs electrified deer carcass…
Who ya got?
Tourists Get Too Close To Grizzly Bear At Grand Teton National Park
Every day, nearly a million people file into the various national parks around the country, and every day, there’s inevitably a number of morons in the bunch.
You’ve seen the idiots of Yellowstone, but this group comes to us from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Part of the thrill of going to a national park is encountering nature in a way that you never have before. Grizzly bears, bison, elk, wolves, deer… you can see a wide variety of species in parks like Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain National Park, but the number one thing to keep in mind is safety.
Most parks recommend that you stay at least 100 yards from grizzly bears…. yeah, a hundred yards, the size of a football field. Why? Because if a bear decides to charge you, it’ll be on your ass in a hurry.
And when you bears get EXTRA protective? Around their cubs and… food.
Like a delicious elk carcass.
This bear in particular drew quite the crowd along the side of the road, and lucky for them, it was too focused on the kill to pay much mind to the growing crowd.
But with a number of children outside of the vehicles, it’s not hard to see why this video might make someone knows a thing or two about grizzly bear behavior a little uneasy.
“Some might think that this griz would be too occupied to care about the tourons, but this is probably one of the most dangerous positions to be in.
Grizzly Bears become very protective when it comes to their food, he might think that these people are a threat and it would take him literally seconds to reach one of these tourons!”
Keep your distance folks… or maybe just stay in the car.