In 1937, a Michigan dentist stopped two fleeing bank robbers by shooting them with his deer rifle, wounding one in the arm and killing the other with a head shot at a range of almost 150 yards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
The first Thanksgiving meal included eels, shellfish, wildfowl, and deer, and there was definitely no cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
There is a deer with fangs called the Siberian musk deer found in the mountain forests of Northeast Asia. It is currently listed as vulnerable and is trending towards endangered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sib…
Chevrotain are small (up to 12" tall) "mouse-deer" creatures with tusks and tiny hooves britannica.com/animal/che…
Other animals quickly eat shed deer/elk antlers because they are high in calcium, phosphorus and protein. This is why they are hard to find even in places with abundant deer. fws.gov/midwest/news/8Poi…
Each of the 33 men on the Lewis and Clark expedition ate 9 pounds of meat per day. (4 deer, or an elk and a deer, or one buffalo.) grandviewoutdoors.com/wil…
Killer whales are such apex predators they hunt and kill terrestrial mammals such as moose and deer, When swimming between islands in North America earthtouchnews.com/oceans…
The Unabomber was a "criminal mastermind" who went to extraordinary lengths to erase any trace of physical evidence within his explosives. He ripped the skins off batteries to make them untraceable. He also avoided commercial glue and instead made his own epoxy by melting down deer hooves. npr.org/2017/08/22/545122…
Shishi-odoshi, those cool Japanese bamboo water features that go DOOK, were created to scare away deer or boar so they don't eat the agriculture but are now an audiovisual aesthetic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
More than half of the wild water deer population lives in South Korea. Despite the animal being an endangered species globally, you can legally hunt water deer in certain seasons in South Korea. koreabizwire.com/s-koreas…
Today I learned about the Water deer. A deer that has tusks instead of antlers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Today I learned about the Seneca white deer herd. They are not albino, but are completely white. Located in upstate New York, the herd exists after several deer with a recessive trait were isolated by a fence on a large army base. There are currently several hundred of them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen…
Also a vast range of non-human animals (lemurs, goats, deers, monkeys) get high on purpose, mostly by using psychedelic mushrooms and roots. kahpi.net/high-kingdom-ps…
Today I learned about Chronic Wasting Disease in deer/elk, a prion disease causing lesions in the brain and eventual death (always fatal). It can spread to other species that consume deer meat, though it hasn’t yet spread to humans, it’s a serious potential threat as it has been spread to primates. qdma.com/cwd/
Goats have horizontal, slit-shaped pupils. Because goats' irises are usually pale, their contrasting pupils are much more noticeable than in animals such as cattle, deer, most horses and many sheep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa…
A Missouri man was sentenced to watch "Bambi" once a month while serving 1 year jail time for illegal deer hunting; he and his family used lights to startle deer for easy kill, used illegal weapons, & killed deer from a cruising vehicle. At times he took the head for a trophy and left the body. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
The Gold Coast, Australia has a thriving population of wild deer. There are 3 species in the area (Rusa deer, Red deer, and Fallow deer), and they are considered feral pests. goldcoast.qld.gov.au/mobi…
According to molecular evidence the closest living relatives of whales are the artiodactyls, a group of hoofed mammals that includes deer, cows, sheep, pigs, giraffes, camels and hippos nationalgeographic.com/sc…
A first time deer hunter named Sergio Martinez, who got lost in the woods of San Diego county in 2003, set a small fire to signal rescuers. The fire quickly got out of control and became the Cedar Fire burning nearly 300,000 acres of land, destroying more than 2200 homes and killing 15 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ced…
:how the process of shedding antlers work. Deer grow their impressive antlers in approx. 120 days. ~1.27cm/day. They grow inside a layer of skin commonly called "velvet" which provides nutrients for fast growth. Antlers fall off because of cells called osteoclasts, which split the antlers at base texashunterproducts.com/b…
Today I learned about Chronic Wasting Disease, a contagious disease that infects the brains of deer, elk, and other ruminants. It causes weight loss, confusion, tremors, and is always fatal. Found in at least 24 states, scientists are unsure whether it can transfer to humans via contact or meat consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Nebraska used to be home to rhinoceros, camels, and saber-tooth deer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfal…
Today I learned about the Irish Elk, an extinct species of deer that stood 7 feet tall at the shoulders and had 12 foot wide antlers. The Irish Elk was the third largest deer to ever live, but had the largest and heaviest antler of any animal in the deer family. It went extinct 7000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
There is an animal called "musk deer", and its a deer with sabretooth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
At Forrest Lawn Cemetery in LA There are herds of deer that wander around and eat the fresh flowers that are left on graves youtube.com/watch?v=_D7nx…
Fawns (baby deer) are often left alone for hours while their mothers forage for food. Sometimes well meaning people β€˜kidnap’ the fawn thinking it’s abandoned when it’s really just waiting for its mom. wildlifecenter.org/baby-d…
Shishi-odoshi, used in japanese gardens as part of the visual and aural design, were originally designed to scare away animals such as deer or boars from grazing on the plants nearby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Deer antlers grow more like bone cancer cells than like regular cells. However, deer have one-fifth the cancer rate of other mammals. This could lead to new ways to fight cancer. sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
The slang 'buck' for currency originated from the fact that deer skins were traded for goods in colonial America before the dollar existed and was the 'currency' of the period. investopedia.com/terms/b/…
A goat named β€œBig Boy” escaped from an Ohio farm and headbutted through a glass door in a local home & was found in the bathroom. Failing to get lured out by carrots, dog bone & grass, he was led out by the horns. The family's home insurance covers damage from deer & bears but not goats. abcnews.go.com/US/goat-br…
In 2014, rollercoaster thrill-seekers were showered in blood after the ride decapitated a deer which ran onto the tracks. The Ultimate, the 2nd longest in the world at 7,442 ft / 1.4 miles, mostly hugs the hilly land at ground level, this was the second deer death (Yorkshire, England) thenorthernecho.co.uk/new…
The knobby bumps on a giraffes head are not bone antlers (as with deer) but are hard cartilage (like the hard part of a human ear), and add weight and firmness that allow the giraffe to use its neck and head as a ball and chain flail and deliver fatal blows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oss…
The fattest animal on earth is not a manatee or a whale but the 1Β½ inch Miller Moth Caterpillar (aka army cutworms). With 72% body fat it is more calorie-rich than elk or deer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Chumash hunters would dress like deer and graze alongside their prey until they were close enough to fire an arrow en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
"The Deer Hunter" in 1978 was the first film to use Oscars as a marketing tool. Being too depressing for the box office, it did screenings for film critics and Academy members. It gained nine nominations and won Best Picture, and then that was used to make it a commercial success. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osc…
In 2016, Russia experienced an outbreak of Anthrax. The spores likely came from an infected deer carcass that had thawed during permafrost melt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The word deer used to refer to all types of animals. This is why languages such as German and Dutch still use the words 'Tier' and 'dier' respectively. youtu.be/n1rU-DPl6F8?t=34…
There's a type of rabbit-sized mini deer (chevrotain) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Points for Deer refer to the number of actual protrusions or β€œpoints” on a rack of antlers. goneoutdoors.com/count-po…
The top four animals that kill people in the US are Deer, Bees, Dogs, and Cows. roaring.earth/which-anima…
If you are a driver in the United Kingdom you are required by the law to stop and report to the police if you run over a dog, a horse, a cattle, a pig, a goat, a sheep, a donkey and a mule, but not if you run over a deer, a cat, a badger or a fox. lutontoday.co.uk/cars/car…
In Arthurian legend, the Questing Beast was a creature with the head of a serpent, body of a leopard, haunches of a lion, and feet of a deer. It may have inspired by third-hand descriptions of giraffes from merchants arthurlegends.com/the-que…
In Norse mythology, there is a squirrel named "Ratatoskr" who runs up and down the tree of realms. Only to relay insults from someone named "Nidhogg" to other gods living in different realms. As well as a deer named "Four Stags" who jumps from the metaphysical branches of the tree to other usefulcharts.com/products…
Today I learned of the Kentucky meat shower where meat fell down from the sky. People who tasted it said it tasted like lamb or deer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Deer mothers will instinctively come to the rescue of a crying human baby. nytimes.com/2017/09/04/sc…
Deer antlers are a controlled form of bone cancer sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
Today I learned about Broken Leg, a collared mountain lion who’s kills over 15 months were recorded as 24 badgers, 1 sheep, 1 dog, 2 porcupines, 8 beavers, 9 coyotes, 2 mule deer, 2 antelope, and 17 elk. themeateater.com/conserva…
A deer poacher in Missouri is sentenced to watch Bambi once every month during his yearlong prison term bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
The silver-backed chevrotain is a tiny deer-like creature about the size of a small rabbit native to southern Vietnam. Feared nearly extinct, it was photographed for the first time in over 30 years in 2018, making it the first mammal rediscovered under the Global Wildlife Conversation program. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vie…
Today I learned about the Irish Elk. An extinct species of deer that weighed over 1,000lbs, and carried antlers up to 12 feet wide. wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_…

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