joshguessed

66th Ask Josh – Oh Deer

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2008 at 10:56 am

Question:

1) Why are deer able to know to jump over the barbed wire fences in our neighborhood? They gracefully jump over them..even at night. Do they each have to get tangled in it once to then know to jump every time? Do they have to get tangled in each one and then remember after that? I am puzzled.


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Deer City Boy,

The theories on barbed-wire fence jumping are both many and complex.  Some of the most highly respected theories involve deer being spotted on YouTube.  The truth is that they don’t know to jump every time.  Deer do lots of stupid things. Here are a few:

Exhibit A: Deer have allowed themselves to be carried about by superior humans.


Exhibit B: Deer have allowed themselves to be mounted by intellectually superior humans.


Exhibit C: Deer have allowed themselves to be observed even by humans on bicycles, very coordinated humans on bicycles.


Exhibit D: Deer charge at humans and trip.


Exhibit E: Deer venture onto ice and have to be saved by gloriously unsophisticated humans who talk about how deer just weren’t meant to go ice skating.


“No, no ice skating.”
“Hopefully it’ll fly over my house and blow some cars back over to the road.”


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