Deer aren’t the slim, graceful vegans we thought they were. Scientists using field cameras have caught deer preying on nestling song birds. And it’s not just deer. Herbivores the world over may be supplementing their diets.
This is a male musk deer, knowing for growing fangs during the breeding season. A recent survey by the Wildlife Conservation Society confirmed that Kashmir musk deer, one of seven related Asian species, still live in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province, some 60 years after its last recorded sighting.
Two deer managed to find their way onto the Golden Gate Bridge Friday, around the unfortunate hour of 5:30 pm. The pair held up rush-hour traffic for about thirty minutes as they made their way to safety, trit-trotting across the crowded bridge and into Marin.
Less a function of fear than bewilderment; simply put, deer freeze in headlights because they can't see.
If you thought you had problems with the snow, be happy that at least the snow—and the ground itself—is not exploding under your feet, like it happened to this deer. I can't believe he survived that one. Watch the video, because it's even better.
Some days I lose all faith in humanity: DNAinfo reports on the finding of a taxidermic deer in a trashcan in Washington Heights, a New York City neighborhood in northern Manhattan, on the corner 159th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
Though it may look like a deer, though it may move like a deer and though it may even smell like a deer... it still might just be a robotic deer that officials use to catch illegal deer hunters. Like the robot deer above, who totally looks like a normal deer but actually got a hunter who shot the robot in the neck…
Reminder: There are smart, caring, fantastic people in this world who try to right as many wrongs as possible. Like the incredible biologists from the Department of Environmental Protection in New Jersey. The Star-Ledger reports that they somehow removed a hunting arrow from a deer's head. The arrow had completely…
Since we killed most of the nation's predators while also creating forest zones around many urban areas, deer have increasingly clashed with our civilization. The large, nervous animals smash through our windows and windshields, leap onto public transit, and otherwise create chaos. But why?
An online uproar and a 10,000-signature petition forced Michigan wildlife authorities to let a family keep their beloved Lilly the Deer, who sleeps on a futon and wears party hats. Lilly was born moments after her mother was struck dead on a road, and the family raised her as a pet.
Kate Pfeilschiefter adds an illustrator's touch to the anatomy drawing she created for a biology class. There's a mystical touch to her noble stag, but the way she outlines the muscles only add to the creature's majesty.
Obviously this is a crazy artsy project that uses way more metal than it should, but I don't care. I would rather look at these towers—or any other artsy-fartsy tower—than any of the current abstract monsters while I'm on a road trip. [Thanks Oscar!]
What do you do when you find a baby deer trapped underneath a pile of rocks? Call your local firefighters, who extract the poor creature using the largest power tool they could find—the Jaws of Life.
First it was birds over New York City and US Airways flight 1549. Now, it's deer over Charlotte airport's runway 36C and US Airways flight 1950:
Here's a sad one: the Google Maps car took out a baby deer, and it recorded the entire process for all Google Maps users to see. For shame, Google Maps car!
Indiana police are using a little technology to stop poachers from killing unsuspecting deer. They have begun using motorized decoy deer all across northwest Indiana. The decoy is placed along the road with an officer planted in the woods controlling its motorized head. It has been resulting in arrests of up to five…