Is Anything Weirder Than Five Deer Licking A House Cat?

Deer licking a cat
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Maybe the cat stopped washing itself and the deer were sick of the smell…

Weird things happen in this world, we all know that. Our culture is a spinning blob of political statements and viral trends that change the way us malleable humans see life on planet Earth, and while we tend to view this as a very human problem, sometimes things playout in the world of wildlife that make me second-guess the role people play in the matter.

Case in point, a video resurfacing from a few years ago showing a herd of deer circling a house cat and licking it.

Yes, licking a house cat in the middle of some patch of woods; It’s as strange as it sounds.

So many questions pop up in my feeble, warped brain.

How is the person filming able to get that close without spooking the deer? Is this an outdoor cat that made friends or an indoor cat that got loose with no survival abilities, subjected to the instinct of the white tail? Did the cat use its cunning mind to trick these deer into cleaning it? Why would deer want to lick a hairy cat in the first place?

All questions that will go, unfortunately, without answers.

Truly, all we know is that strangeness is interwoven into the very fabric of reality at a level we rarely, if ever, understand. Maybe normality is the true strangeness, since what happens most often would definitionally be the most “normal” thing and there seems to be more weird than typical in modern times.

Maybe I’m thinking too deeply about a one-off occurrence that happened to be caught on camera, but I would challenge that maybe you’re not thinking deeply enough and the claws of a society gone mad have penetrated to your bones with such delicate acuity that you never noticed the incision.

Anyway, here’s a video of deer licking a cat. I hope you enjoy it.

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