A deer was recently caught on camera in Michigan hurdling straight over a person's car, narrowly avoiding being hit by the vehicle, according to a video posted today (September 22) by the Michigan State Police's Fifth District.
Michigan State Police Trooper Anderson was driving behind another vehicle when a small herd of deer suddenly ran across the road. The first deer ran in front of the vehicle ahead of Anderson without any problem. The second deer, however, decided to jump clean over the small car. The last deer ran behind the car just in front of Anderson, who calmly put on his breaks to let the deer continue crossing the road. Check out the video caught on Anderson's dashboard camera below.
The Michigan State Police Fifth District posted the video of the incredible feat on their Twitter account, writing, “Fall has arrived, with that comes the infamous increase of [deer] crossings. Watch here as Tpr. Anderson encounters aa small herd and uses braking to avoid contact. Reminder: If deer cross your path — apply controlled braking; steer straight; don't swerve.”
Deer will grow increasingly active over the next few months, particularly during dusk and dawn. One of the reasons is because deer are in “rut” or breading season. Thus, drivers should be extra alert.