Excited Puppy Plays With Herd Of Wild Deer
Deer are known as being one of, if not the most timid creatures on the face of this planet. If you ever wanted to approach one in the wild, somewhere in a forest or on a plain, the animal would run off, never to be seen again. They trust practically no one, since they have so many predators out there.
However, in recent years, there have been accounts where wild deer would actually approach a human and stay long enough for at least one photo, if not an entire video. We know of one instance when a wild deer actually befriended a deer hunter, no less! When Brian Powers went out hunting near Wausau, Wisconsin, he noticed a deer by a creek in the distance. But instead of running, the docile creature did something otherwise unimaginable - he approached the hunter and insisted on some head scratches!
Another interesting part about this fellow is that he had an orange scarf around his neck, probably put there to deter hunters from shooting the friendly creature. Both hunters and hikers often wear the color orange to warn other hunters that they are not animals, so as to prevent accidentally getting shot.
Brian says that the two chilled together for some 10 minutes before the stag eventually walked away. But then, Brian saw the same deer in the afternoon, and again he walked right up for some more scratches.
Powers has been hunting for 42 years, and claims he has never seen anything like this. However, another hunter in Wisconsin had a very similar experience earlier this year, though this deer appeared to be younger and the two locations were over 2 hours driving distance apart. “This deer lives in the wild but is friendly toward humans and someone was smart enough to put the orange scarf around his neck to try to protect him,” said Brian.
You just never know where you'll meet a deer friend of yours. Just like when this young dog encountered a herd of wild female deer cross his backyard and decided now is the best time to make new friends.
Kathy Olson noticed her 3-month-old Australian cattle dog named Cooper get super close and friendly with a group of four female deer in her backyard in the village of Crivitz, Wisconsin. Whether it was the pup’s duire need for some animal companionship or his herding instinct kicked in, we can not know. What we do know is that Cooper seems to be having the time of his short life, jumping and running around on the grass, while the does look at him like something is wrong with this fella.
Cooper is being super chivalrous about this whole thing, enticing the does to play as if they were of his own kind. The females might have sensed his friendly nature and did not move away, but they did not stay for a game of tug of war either. They move slowly in their desired direction, while the dog keeps jumping about, as if he hopes they might change their minds. So sweet!