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Incredible Video Shows Protective Buck Guarding His 'Girlfriend' from Hunter

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Animals are smarter than we think. We often take for granted their strong senses and keen instincts, perhaps believing they’re dumb or oblivious.

But make no mistake, animals notice things humans overlook. Dogs have the ability to quite literally see in the dark, American Kennel Club notes, an ability that can be quite useful to their human masters.

We all remember Koko the gorilla and her astounding ability to communicate with others through sign language. She certainly wasn’t dumb.

Yes, animals can be quite amazing if we only take time to look. Deer in particular seem to be able to outsmart humans time and time again.

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Deer gun hunting season is now open in several states including Ohio and Indiana. If you’re a hunter, you probably know it takes more than a loaded firearm to bag that doe.

Disney’s Bambi might be fictional, but it appears a deer’s protective instincts aren’t too far-fetched, according to Deer and Deer Hunting.

White-tailed deer in particular are known to protect their young. “If a mature doe feels stressed or threatened by a buck, she will not hesitate to show her dominance by threat-walking, or even fighting with her hoofs,” DDH notes.

Bucks are known to be territorial during mating season, National Geographic says. So it’s no surprise that a buck would protect a doe mate if he feels she is endangered or threatened.

A viral video proves this point quite nicely. Travis Chamberlain posted a video on Facebook that has been viewed over 6 million times to date.

“Someone is guarding his lady friend…” the video’s caption reads. Watch as the camera follows the buck’s every move. You’ll notice something in the background has this animal’s full protection.

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No matter where the camera goes, the buck goes, standing guard between potential prey and predator. This is truly amazing!

Who would have thought we could relate to a deer? Much like humans protect their loved ones, it appears this buck isn’t taking any chances when it comes to guarding his “girlfriend,” as Chamberlain says.

Seems that “love is a song that never ends,” and just like in the Disney animated classic, male and female deer alike don’t mess around when it comes to family.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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