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/
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…
Nebraska used to be home to rhinoceros, camels, and saber-tooth deer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfal…
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…
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, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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 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…
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…
Points for Deer refer to the number of actual protrusions or β€œpoints” on a rack of antlers. goneoutdoors.com/count-po…
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…
Young female macaques regularly mount male sika deer stags. popsci.com/why-monkeys-ha…
Rabbits, and other animals such as deer, have big white tails to confuse predators. A sharp turn will hide the "bullseye", confusing the pursuer. nbcnews.com/sciencemain/h…
"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…
Deer antlers are literally weaponized cancerous growths sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
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…
The top four animals that kill people in the US are Deer, Bees, Dogs, and Cows. roaring.earth/which-anima…
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 are the deadliest animal in the United States. businessinsider.com/deadl…
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…
Deer antlers are a controlled form of bone cancer sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
The population of deer in US went from about 300,000 in 1890 to 30 million today. Reference: world elephant population 700 thousand. North American Canadian goose 5 million. World Giraffe 110,000. deerfriendly.com/decline-…
Deer meat isn't popular in the US because captive deer are a ticking time bomb for chronic wasting disease, a variant of mad-cow, which could spread to other species. cityweekly.net/utah/why-i…
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…
The two species of pudΓΊs, both native to the forests of South America, are the world's smallest deer, with the southern pudΓΊ being slightly larger than the northern pudΓΊ. There is very little data regarding their wild populations, and currently there are about 100 southern pudΓΊs in captivity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pud…
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…
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…
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…
Traffic accidents involving moose are 13 times more likely to result in human death than crashes with deer. facs.org/media/press-rele…
Deer–vehicle collisions lead to about 200 human deaths and $1.1 billion in property damage every year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
, Vampire Deer (aka Water Deer) with movable fangs, not only exist, but can be found in parts of China, Korea, the UK, France, Argentina, and the US. They’re usually shy, but use their fangs in battle to stab each other during mating season. deerworlds.com/water-deer…
The Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park features roadside fencing, 38 underpasses and six overpasses that have reduced roadkill by more than 80% and, for elk and deer alone by more than 96%. pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banf…
In Japan there are trains that bark like dogs to scare deer that come to lick the rails to get iron technology.inquirer.net/7…
Despite of their tiny legs, Deers are skilled swimmers, they can swim up to 13 miles per hour to avoid or escape from predators. Also, white-tailed deers can swim distances up to 10 miles. Additionally, the design of their coats acts as a flotation device. sophisticatededge.com/can…
The eyes of goats, deer, horses, and sheep rotate as they bend their head down to eat, keeping the rectangular pupil aligned with the ground. youtube.com/watch?time_co…
Afghan vampire/fanged deer exists, and was presumed extinct before a research team spotted some in Afghanistan. futurism.com/first-afghan…
Deer will eat humans if given the opportunity nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned about the Kentucky meat shower of 1876, where pieces of meat appeared to fall on Bath County. One theory is that a flock of vultures vomited in the area; the meat was said to taste like lamb or deer. Another is that the meat was a cyanobacteria which expands to a jelly-like mass when wet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Actress Meryl Streep has been nominated for 21 Academy Awards (winning 3) making her the most nominated actor or actress, dead or alive. Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award in every decade since her first nomination in 1979 for "The Deer Hunter" biography.com/.amp/actor/…
Moose are a type of deer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
Tens of thousands of Burmese pythons have decimated the wildlife of the Everglades, the number of native mammals – raccoons, mice, rats, deer, wildcats – fell by between 87% and 99% (depending on the creature) in areas known to be infested with pythons between 2003 and 2011. 1843magazine.com/features…
A deer poacher in Missouri is sentenced to watch Bambi once every month during his yearlong prison term bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Alot of animals considered herbivores are actually Omnivores. Deer, Sheep, Camel's, Hippo's, Rabbits, etc can all eat meat. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Deers kill more americans than sharks, bears, and gators combined vox.com/2016/9/24/1303227…
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_…
Opossums not only eat lots of deer ticks, but they are also resistant to venomous snake bites. blog.nwf.org/2017/06/opos…
Deer mothers will instinctively come to the rescue of a crying human baby. nytimes.com/2017/09/04/sc…
In 1999 a 69 year old hunter in Alaska successfully fought and killed a Kodiak bear with just a four in blade after it ambushed him while he was skinning a deer shouldersofgiants.com/201…
The male water deer is the only variety of deer that doesn't have horns or antlers. But it does have prominent canines or tusks, earning them the name "vampire deer" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Researchers from Texas State University left a human corpse on a 26-acre woodland site to study how human bodies decompose in the wild. They ended up capturing the first image of a deer eating human remains. ibtimes.co.uk/see-deer-ea…
Today I learned about Francis Wharton, who had no teeth, killed a deer, made a denture out of the animals teeth and then ate the deer cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
Deer in the Czech Republic don’t cross into Germany, following the example of parents who learned to avoid the electrified fence there during the Cold War. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Some hunters say technology has taken the sport out of hunting. The primitive hunting movement uses time-tested methods, making arrows with stone tips to take down deer and coyotes, using roughly hewn spears to hunt wild boar and even the use of bare hands to catch a fish. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
Deer consume meat (including human flesh) news.nationalgeographic.c…
A psycopomp is a being that strictly guides the souls of the dead to the afterlife. They can take the form of various animals such as horses, deer, ravens and owls. Some examples of psycopomps include the Egyptian god Anubis, the Norse valkyries, Irish banshees and even the Grim Reaper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
In 2001, the antler cells of a deer were transplanted onto the forehead of a mouse, resulting in the mouse sprouting antler-like material. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Iran's last known tigers had occurred in the area of Golestan National Park before 1960. The fauna is still very rich and consists of Persian leopards, Indian wolves, brown bear, Jackal, wild boars, and deers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
In 1919, Arthur Savage of Savage Arms was approached by Chief Lame Deer to buy rifles for his tribe in New York. Lame Deer offered to allow Savage to use his image as its logo in exchange for discounted rifles and an annual fee. As of 2018, Savage Arms was still paying the annual fee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav…
The Largest Alligator caught currently holding the modern day World Record is 15 ft & 1011.5 lbs. Caught in the ALA. River. Taxidermists autopsied the beast and found an ENTIRE WHOLE DEER in its stomach. Also found, small squirrels swallowed whole as well. The deer is est. to have been 3 y/o. wideopenspaces.com/world-…
When an Army depot was built in 1941, a herd of white deer with a recessive gene were trapped inside. This created a whole heard of the rare deer to flourish inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen…
Deer can be very destructive to your garden and because they hate the smell of human hair, you can use it as a deterrent (deerterrent). nytimes.com/1978/12/19/ar…
Deers would be considered legally blind by human standards nytimes.com/2010/11/30/sc…
In Washinton State in 1995 an irate deer hunter shot down a helicopter with an arrow. community.seattletimes.nw…
A Canadian university is surrounded by wildlife such as deer, raccoons, coyotes customarily roaming local streets, and even a few black bears, sometimes mothers with cubs that wander into backyards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Theres a professional basketball team in Japan called the Nara Bambitious, Nara is a city known for their deer population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
Deer are the deadliest animal to humans in North America. sentinelsource.com/opinio…
There's a Korean mushroom named 'Deer ass mushroom' since they look a like. newsfreezone.co.kr/news/a…
The Great Irish Elk was actually a very large deer, not an elk independent.ie/life/home-…
Trees can tell if deer are trying to eat them. Due to their ability to detect deer saliva, trees defend themselves by producing excess acids that cause their buds to taste bitter so that the deer will lose interest and leave them alone phys.org/news/2016-09-tre…
American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed Cadwalader Park in Trenton, NJ. Best known for designing New York’s Central Park, Olmsted applied the same approach in the design of Cadwalader Park. The park houses a mansion turned museum, a deer paddock, and a Civil War memorial. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadwal…
A single lightning strike killed 323 reindeer in 2016 because the deer were clustered together and the electric current was able to travel through the ground and up the animals' legs nytimes.com/2016/08/31/sc…
Monkeys are having sex with deer and scientists say it is a thing popsci.com/why-monkeys-ha…
Deer, Cows, Horses, and other herbivores will eat meat occasionally, like fish, small birds, and dead animals storagetwo.com/blog/2016/…
The collective nouns we use for animals (gaggle of geese, herd of deer etc.) mostly come from the Book of St Alban's published in 1486. It also included terms for professions such as a melody of harpists, a sentence of judges and a superfluity of nuns. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
A deer would eat birds if it lacks certain nutrients in its diet fieldandstream.com/blogs/…
A scientist discovered on Google Earth that cows align themselves North/South when grazing or resting. Follow up studies revealed deer do this as well. Deer herds are split 2/3 North, 1/3 South, possibly to look out for predators. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned about Chinese eunuch Zhao Gao, the real power behind the throne during the reign of Emperor Qin Er Shi. To ensure the court was more loyal to him than the Emperor, Zhao presented a deer to the Emperor and told him it was a horse. Zhao then arrested and executed any officials who disagreed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zha…
A Japanese train barks like a dog and snorts like a deer in order to prevent collisions with animals on the railway bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
In North America, a giant intestinal parasite found in deer is known as a "liver flapjack" and is occasionally cooked and eaten en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fas…
All ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep, giraffes, deer, don't have top front teeth and have a tough dental pad on their top lip instead clovermeadowsbeef.com/cow…
Deer can and will eat birds youtube.com/watch?v=sQOQd…
On Japanese island Yakushima, macaque monkeys are known to ride deer for transportation, and in return they groom deer and share food with them researchgate.net/blog/pos…
British Columbia woodsman Francis Wharton shot a deer in the late 1960s but had no serviceable teeth with which to eat it so he fashioned dentures out of the deer's own teeth and ate it. cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/b…
Water deer exist and they have impressive, up to 8 cm long teeth, which have earned them their nickname "vampire deer". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
The β€œMusk” smell in colognes and perfumes was originally derived from a gland located between the genitals and the umbilicus of the Himalayan male musk deer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
A guy shot at a deer with a .50 BMG. He missed, but the pressure from the bullet killed the deer anyway. youtube.com/watch?v=6P3uw…
During 8 years living in a UK animal shelter, a dog named Jasmine was a β€˜surrogate mother’ to over 50 rescued animals; including puppies, foxes, 4 badger cubs, 15 chicks, 8 guinea pigs, 15 rabbits, a deer and a goose. She nursed each with affection, taking care of them as soon as they arrived. candogseat-this.com/jasmi…
Animals and their meat have different names (e.g. deer = venison) because the peasants that raised the animals used the animal's Germanic name while the aristocracy that ate them used the French name. ahdictionary.com/word/sea…
Deer and other animals that we think of as herbivores will scavenge and eat meat when given the opportunity slate.com/technology/2012…
Ontario’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, it’s illegal to sell wild game in restaurants. Some pass off game such as duck, boar or deer as wild when listing it on a menu β€” but if it’s for sale in a restaurant, it’s farmed. tvo.org/article/current-a…
Deer antlers have blood in them youtu.be/9MG91AI-c6I
Antler growth tissue if surgically removed and grafted to another part of the deer’s body, an antler will grow there. iwla-rh.org/html/DGIF_art…
Serial killer/Cannibal Nathaniel Bar-Jonah after one of his victims disappearance,started to hold cookouts in which he served burgers,chilli and etc to guests.His response was that he had went deer hunting.He did not own a rifle, a hunting license, nor had he been deer hunting at any time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
At least 35 people have fatally shot themselves playing Russian roulette after watching Robert De Niro play it in "The Deer Hunter." snopes.com/fact-check/the…
Deer Trail, Colorado tried to pass an ordinance where people can buy drone hunting license that will allow a person to shoot down a drone that is flying over their property. latimes.com/nation/nation…

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