This is certainly something you don’t see every day…
Nature never ceases to amaze.
Whitetail deer are a common sight in North America, where they roam forests, fields, and suburban neighborhoods. They are a prized animal amongst hunters, known for growing large and having amazing meat.
Whitetail deer fawns are a staple of cuteness across the globe, even used in cartoons. These adorable baby deer are born in the late spring and early summer. Fawns are born with white spots on their fur that help them blend in with their surroundings and provide camouflage from predators.
They’re also known for their meat… for predators.
Despite their cuteness, fawns are one of the most vulnerable things out there. Everything that can, wants to eat them. And then even some things that can’t will give it a try. Nature truly is where only the strong survive and fawns are not the strongest thing at all. Their main predators are coyotes, wolves, bears and bobcats.
Snakes can eat a deer as well, but it’s far less common in North America than others parts of the world. And usually the snakes are pretty large.
Nature threw a curve ball on this day though.
A deer fawn is seen laying on the ground just like they always do. As the camera gets closer you notice a snake laying across it. As much as it is a fair-sized snake, it is small compared to the fawn.
But, then you notice the snake is latched onto the fawn’s nose and is actually trying to eat the unfazed fawn. I mean, it just can’t happen though the snake is far to small.
This lad clearly had eye’s larger than his stomach here.
Nature is a harsh place where even the most precious are highly at risk, but luckily, this deer will live to survive another day.