Watch: Deer runs between man’s legs, knocks him to the ground

Just before Christmas, two men were talking in front of the house—one in the driveway and the other just barely in the street—when they noticed deer running toward them from down the road.

Taking evasive action, the man in the street hurried into the driveway, assuming to be safe from the oncoming animal traffic. He wasn’t.

The deer made a quick lefthand turn around a parked car and ran right between the man’s legs, knocking him to the ground.

A second deer can be seen continuing down the street. There was no indication why they were on the run. A mountain lion, perhaps?

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The person who shot the video and posted it this week on ViralHog is from Monticello, Utah.

“My son Jaxson tried to get out of the deer’s way [then] the deer ran through his legs and knocked him down,” the poster said. “[Neither] Jaxson nor the deer were hurt.”

Fortunately, it appears to have been a small doe or a young buck sans antlers. Very fortunate, indeed.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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