Here’s some videos of deer thrashing dogs (and a human). When I started this post, I thought it would be the deer that fared worst in these battles. I was wrong, I’m no stranger to being wrong though, not where wildlife fights are concerned.
The dog in this first clip seems very muscular and strong, if a little dappy, but definitely capable of delivering a killer blow. The deer takes offence to her presence and basically tramples her. The bitch is left looking more than a little confused. Here you go:
Here’s a dog getting another pounding. Mother deer doesn’t mind the cat messing with it’s baby too much, but it really doesn’t like the dog being around at all. Dog gets battered (watch this one with the sound down because the voice over is super annoying):
This next clip is interesting as it shows a kind of stand off between a deer and a dog. The dog looks like it respects the deer too much to attack it.
And last but not least, here’s a video of a deer beating up a fatty. I never had deer down as being relentless fighters. I always saw them as the the guys that chose flight over fight. Not so it seems. Maybe our deer of the day had babies to protect so couldn’t dash off. Or is it trying to mount the human?…