For all of y’all who live in a rural area, I think I speak for every last one of you when I say deer can be an absolute nuisance while driving at night. Growing up in upstate South Carolina my whole life, you always have to be cautious while driving at night, as it’s almost inevitable to see a deer hanging out on the side of the road, or a family of them.
And of course, they can also come completely out of nowhere directly in front of your car, and by the time you notice it it’s too late. We all either know someone who has collided with a deer while driving, or gone through it ourselves, and it isn’t a fun time knowing how much money it’s going to cost to repair your car.
Deer are relatively large animals, with bucks weighing between 100-300 pounds and measuring up to 6 feet in length. Does are smaller, weighing between 80-200 pounds and measuring up to 5 feet in length. They are herbivores, feeding on leaves, grasses and other vegetation.
Deer are known to be active primarily during dawn and dusk, which are times when visibility on the road is often poor. This with their tendency to roam freely across roads and highways, can result in collisions with vehicles. These collisions can be deadly for both the deer and the driver, causing significant damage to the vehicle.
With that being said, this has to be one of the wildest deer-car collisions I’ve ever seen. In the video, a driver captured the moment a deer collided with a yellow Volkswagen Beetle on their dashcam.
But, this isn’t no ordinary collision, because the deer goes flying several feet up in the air as if it had been launched from a catapult. Seriously, it’s so wild that it almost appears unreal, but it is.
Volkswagen Beetles have been notorious for their tendency to suffer damage when colliding with deer, due to their low, rounded front end that can cause creatures such as deer to to be launched into the air.
And of course, considering a Beetle is a small vehicle, the damage can be much more significant. Nevertheless, this had to be a wild scene to capture in real life.
Check it out:
Texas Man Showcases Unique Deer Mount
Of course, one of the best things about dropping a big ol’ buck, aside from filling up the freezer with some delicious venison, is mounting that big ol’ head on the wall. You got the antler mount, skull mount, shoulder mount, pedestal mount, full body mount for those of us with larger trophy rooms… and then there’s this guy.
With the jumping over the railing to its death mount…
Texas resident, Shaun Pruett, shared his new mount to Trophy Rooms of the World and has since garnered quite the viral reaction.
Michigan Hunter’s Trophy Room Is Incredible
If you’re a die-hard hunter, you might be familiar with Michigan’s Mark Peterson.
A hunter and conservationist, Mark is the owner of Worldwide Trophy Adventures among many other hunting/outdoors ventures, and travels the entire world in pursuit of the best hunting the world has to offer.
In a new episode of Whitetail Cribs, The Exodus team visits Mark’s Lake Michigan home to check out his trophy room, and holy hell it looks like a Bass Pro Shop inside… just needs that giant fish tank.
But between deer, elk, fowl, sheep, goats, bears, a few African species like cape buffalo, and more, this place is insane.
As many of the comments pointed out, this dude’s taxidermist must drive a friggin’ Ferrari with the amount of money he spends on his hunts.
Of course, it goes without saying that people are always going to have difference of opinions when it comes to hunting, what’s acceptable, what should be hunted, how it should be hunted, where to draw the line on trophies, etc… but if you’re in favor, you’ll appreciate this impressive collection.