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Did You Know Deer Eat Meat?

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Did You Know Deer Eat Meat?

Did you know deer eat meat? Yeah, me neither, ‘til I stumbled across this video of a buck devouring a live bird. As you can see, two birds are dive-bombing a buck in an effort to keep it away from another bird struggling to fly. I am assuming it’s their baby. I guess, unlike me, they knew the deer was a true threat. Suddenly, the deer picks the bird up off the ground and devours it.

You hear the woman in the video exclaim, “Oh my goodness, he ate a bird! Michael, he ate a bird! He ate a bird! Did you see that?”

I think I was as equally shocked with the video footage. Although I’d heard of other herbivores, such as hippos, eating meat, I’d never even considered that deer enjoy the occasional meaty treat as well.

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