It looks like deer may have nine lives too.
In a video posted by Kenton County Police Department in Kentucky, dash cam footage shows a squad car driving through narrow and winding isolated roads…
All of a sudden, a huge deer comes out of nowhere on the driver side and is hit by the car going full speed. The deer then does a 360 and flips in mid air before landing on the ground.
It immediately bounced back up, got on its feet and ran off again into the woods. It was so indifferent to the whole situation, it didn’t even look back or skip a beat.
In the Facebook post, the police department called the deer “agile and acrobatically trained” which seems like a pretty accurate description. They even refer to the deer’s crazy flip as a Triple Axel.
While both the officer and the deer were unharmed, the cruiser did sustain some damage. But the department seems to have a pretty good attitude about it, reporting that they made some calls to see who the deer might belong to:
“We did place a call to Santa just to be sure this deer didn’t belong to him (we would hate to end up on the naughty list). He was quick to point out that he employs reindeer and that, although this deer did appear to fly, it was not a reindeer (we still aren’t clear whether we will be making the nice list or not).”
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a deer hit by a moving vehicle and seemingly, miracuously, get up and try to run away. Except, in the older video below, it is hit by a bus… and the deer actually ends up inside of the moving bus. Watch: