Deer Plays Ding-Dong-Ditch At House In Nashville Suburbs

Deer rings doorbell
Jade Montejo

Living in the suburbs, you’ve always got to be on the lookout for some pesky teenage kids running around and ding-dong-ditching.

Are kids still doing that? Or are they too busy playing Fortnite? Luckily for me, I don’t have to dive into that “do they, don’t they” conversation, because in this video, it wasn’t even a human being that got caught trying to ring a door bell.

Good luck getting away with a ding-dong-ditch nowadays with all the home security systems and Ring doorbell cameras. That’s probably why the act of dinging someone’s front door then running away laughing is a dying art form. Wait, I said I wasn’t going to talk about that…

What I will talk about is the surprise that this homeowner must have felt when they checked their security footage and saw that a rather unique person had stopped by. Imagine getting an alert that someone was at your front door and seeing that it wasn’t a someone, but instead a something.

Turns out that the front door visitor to this Nashville home was a deer who had wondered into the neighborhood. As you’ll see in the video, the younger deer slowly approaches the door of the home, and it’s all caught on the Ring doorbell video camera.

The deer curiously climbs the stairs to the porch, and as it reaches the top stair and starts to sniff on the front door wreath, the automated warning on the doorbell sends out an audio message to the visitor:

“Hi! You are currently being recorded.”

The deer’s ears perk up as the message is played, and it quickly decides to get to the “ditching” part of the plan. It swiftly moves off the porch and back onto the home’s sidewalk, then kind of cools off as it walks away.

Pretty smart by the deer, since you would look pretty suspicious (and guilty) if you were seen sprinting away from a house. Not drawing any extra attention is like the third or fourth rule behind “ding-dong-ditching.” This deer has been around the block a time or two.

Take a look at the deer prankster below:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock