r/AnimalsBeingBros 6d ago Wholesome 13 Helpful 8 Silver 8

Raccoon and his deer best friend.

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u/Edgelands 6d ago

The patience of that little deer 🦌

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u/youaintgonlikeit 6d ago

Deer knows what it's like to have a toddler.

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u/canman7373 6d ago

I feel like he tucks his legs in at the start cause he knows the little guy nibbles on them a bit too hard or something.

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u/acenightcreeper 6d ago

They do that to get away faster. It puts the deer in a ready to run position

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u/tallywhackerslacker 5d ago

Deer launch control.

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u/2livecrewnecktshirt 5d ago

The best kind of DLC

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u/MrStrings2006 5d ago

Then the raccoon smothers the dear in chonk, so it can't run away.

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u/HanselSoHotRightNow 6d ago

The way he tucked his paw with the quickness, he that raccoon was comin for the monch.

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u/Eckish 6d ago

Neither one of them are paying attention to the cameraperson, so I think this may be a common occurrence.

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u/Salaryman_Matt 6d ago

I don't know for the beginning of the video it felt like the deer was very aware of the camera person. At the end though it seems to lose focus and get along with the raccoon more.

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u/The_nastiest_nate 5d ago

Till the crotch.

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u/squidmanwillie 5d ago

Unless the camera man is also a raccoon

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u/p3wp3wkachu 5d ago

I'm pretty sure that they're both probably orphans that were raised together by the person filming.

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u/BumpyGums 5d ago

They certainly have a level of familiarity. Overall the deer seemed unbothered.

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u/BelleAriel 6d ago

Yes what a kind and deer little thing.

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u/shawnstoked 6d ago

Surprised it didn’t go buck doe

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u/Jd20001 6d ago

With that racoon just fawning all over them?

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u/FreakyCricket 6d ago

That's like a real life Bambi moment. Wow, maybe they do talk with each other.

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u/My_Body_The_Mystery 5d ago

The deer's face is like: I am a deer and I approve of this activity.

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u/[deleted] 6d ago edited 1d ago Bravo Grande!

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u/schlorpsblorps 6d ago

That one friend that doesn't know personal space

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u/Themlethem 6d ago

Just started climbing them like a fucking tree

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u/jodiesweetinsregret 5d ago

Being the tall gay around drunk women. I've had more than a few regretful evenings at the club like this deer.

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u/EatSomeVapor 5d ago

Jesus, all you had to do was mention being tall and you're getting hit on.

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u/Fez_and_no_Pants 5d ago

I've never understood this logic. Sure, you can find them easily in a crowd, but who wants to have to stand on tiptoe to kiss all the time. I prefer my mates the same height as me, so kissing is easy and we can share clothes, and nobody has to move the driver's seat.

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u/Ok_Thought9126 5d ago

Sounds very practical.

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u/SoloWing1 5d ago

The deer likes his personal space. The raccoon also likes the deer's personal space.

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u/Bout73Ninjas 6d ago

Jimmy, the overly-touchy orderly

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u/ShitPostToast 5d ago

Or another Jimmy at the children's hospital... or morgue, he wasn't picky.

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u/user_bits 5d ago

I'm taking notes on foreplay.

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u/BroDudeBruhMan 6d ago

“Oh Brian your fur is sooo soft”

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u/jaskmackey 5d ago

Raccoon is on molly.

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u/palindromic 5d ago

how u doin that.. ohhh wowwww

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u/guitaristnate 6d ago edited 6d ago

A raccoon riding a deer was the outcome I was hoping for.

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u/Schopenschluter 6d ago

“Onward, valiant steed!”

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u/Tfsz0719 5d ago

“Tonight, we take the Sanitation Department!”

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u/Troby01 6d ago

Looking for ticks in all the wrong places

Looking for ticks on too many faces,,,,

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u/physicscat 5d ago edited 5d ago

Searching their fur

Lookin’ for traces of what I’m going to eat…

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u/RonDalarney 6d ago

Tick removal services

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u/devilsephiroth 6d ago

just get the ticks Jerry, we had a deal

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u/Atoning_Unifex 6d ago

Seems as likely as anything

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u/Pinkbeans1 6d ago

That bird feeder hanging from the tree is staring into my soul.

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u/EXPERT_AT_FAILING 6d ago

Raccoons love to eat ticks.

Ticks love to eat Deer

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u/ramsestheplug 6d ago

Deer love to eat...

Finish it

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u/tiredbanana 6d ago edited 6d ago

car bumpers?

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u/EXPERT_AT_FAILING 6d ago

.30/06?

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u/AllPurposeNerd 6d ago

Idunno that they love that per se...

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u/Aj992588 6d ago

baby birds?

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u/Artificial_Human_17 6d ago

Ron, he ate a bird!

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u/turkeyburgeryas 6d ago

The deer is sitting on the raccoon's keys.

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u/real_nice_guy 6d ago

when he tries to lift the deer up I kind of assumed that he just wants the keys to the racoonmobile

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u/penilingus 5d ago

The top comment above you was removed... weird nothing bad was said.

For those curious he was just asking if the deer was okay reason why he may be this patient. Disease etc. But honestly it just looks like a patient deer.

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u/Green-54n 6d ago

Relative to the size of their brains raccoons a large part of it is devoted to their sense of touch, something like 2/3 of their sensory processing capacity is devoted to to their sense of touch so they love to get all handsy. Its how they build their mental picture of the world.

https://i.imgur.com/G0miz0y.gif

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u/The_Real_Abhorash 6d ago

Unrelated but in a similar vein sharks bite things for the same reason. Excluding when they are you know eating.

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u/boverly721 5d ago

Hmm what's this... CHOMP

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u/TheMooseIsBlue 6d ago

Same with Kevin Spacey.

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u/surpintine 6d ago

Oh man whatever happened to Kevin Rapey

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u/TaylorSwiftsClitoris 6d ago

He’s still rich as fuck and probably still being a creep.

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u/pathofdumbasses 6d ago

He just lost a 30 million dollar law suit. And there are more pending. I don't know how rich he is going to be. Probably drag it out in court forever until he dies but that still isn't a great life. That assumes he doesn't end up in jail/prison.

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u/stonebaht 5d ago

Holy fuck, that made me laugh!

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u/treesEverywhereTrees 6d ago

The raccoon really wants venison but isn’t sure how to get it

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u/serious_sarcasm 6d ago

Deer are typically covered in ticks. Dude snacking on organic venison blood sausage.

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u/TheMooseIsBlue 6d ago

Just tenderizing it

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u/kb_klash 6d ago

IT'S IN THERE SOMEWHERE! I CAN SMELL IT!

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u/40for60 6d ago

Playing the long game.

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u/ogTofuman 6d ago

My guess would be tick/bug removal. A beneficial relationship.

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u/BarnabyWoods 6d ago

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u/RealDFaceG 6d ago

That is a raccoon.

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u/00roku 6d ago

They’re saying if possums do it maybe raccoons also do it

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u/zmbjebus 6d ago

Opossums are tick specialists. So Imma hit (X) to doubt

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u/BlueberryHandz 5d ago

I’m gonna use (LS) to move forward

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u/mrmiyagijr 5d ago

I'ma smash that (Y) and jump outta here

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u/MoreIronOre 5d ago

Wait, you guys get to smash?

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u/BarnabyWoods 6d ago

Well, yes, I think we all know that.

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u/bookclubhorse 6d ago

possums actually don’t eat ticks, that’s a myth spread after a very very flawed study of putting ticks on animals and seeing how many “disappeared,” assuming the animal ate them off

https://www.fieldandstream.com/conservation/possums-dont-eat-ticks/

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u/quantummidget 6d ago

From what I've read, they do actually eat a lot of ticks, but most are on their own bodies.

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u/ehnseejee 6d ago

That doesn't mean they don't eat ticks at all, it just means they don't eat them in the quantities people previously thought.

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u/MechaNickzilla 6d ago

The study says they looked through wild possum stomachs and shit and found zero evidence that they eat ticks.

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u/EarlGrey_Picard 6d ago

Well they could look through my stomach and think I don't eat fucking ribeye, but that doesn't mean I don't. It just means I'm poor.

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u/Nickbou 6d ago

A proper analogy would be if someone put a ribeye on a plate in front of you, left the room, and then came back and saw the ribeye was gone. They might think you ate the ribeye.

Now if they cut you open and don’t find any ribeye in your stomach, the most logical conclusion is that you didn’t eat the ribeye, so something else must have happened to it (probably gnomes took it).

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u/MechaNickzilla 5d ago

I live near Illinois where this study was done. If I go wandering in the woods, I find lots of ticks available to eat, but I’ve yet to find a ribeye.

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u/Nickbou 5d ago

Conclusion: the ticks ate all the ribeyes.

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u/RorschachEmpire 6d ago

This guy analogizes

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u/BarnabyWoods 6d ago

Everything I thought I knew is a lie. Now where do I turn in my hour of darkness and confusion?

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u/mcaDiscoVision 6d ago

These are captive raised animals, probably a wildlife rescue for animals that can't be released. Not sad, but not natural behavior.

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u/tytbalt 6d ago

Exactly, I was guessing at least the raccoon is probably a pet or at least not wild.

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u/mcaDiscoVision 6d ago

You can see the fence and chickens in the same fenced area as the deer and raccoon

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u/Shhsecretacc 5d ago

If you look off into the distance there’s a hippopotamus 🦛

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u/mcaDiscoVision 5d ago

Well a horse, but yes

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u/ToMuchFunAllegedly 6d ago edited 6d ago

It's daylight. Trash panda def has rabies...

Naa, they’re cuddling :) it's gotta be a zoo or a sanctuary of some sort, right? If they're raised together, i could see that kind of bond happening. Raccoons can be cute when they're not scream fighting over garbage in the driveway at 3am.

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u/capt-jean-havel 6d ago

That’s when they’re the cutest

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u/canttaketheshyfromme 6d ago

Yeah, there's a horse or pony wandering in the background, a pair of fowl... I might put down a bet that this is a rehabber's little farmstead.

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u/jeffstoreca 6d ago

I was attacked by a sick racoon in daylight. It couldn't really see in the bright light, it's head was on an angel, fur greasy, and it was constantly trying to get somewhere less bright while lashing out at any animal or person. It eventually went out to the road and slammed its head into the pavement, holding up traffic and causing a bit of a bio scare. It was basically a zombie.

I was in rubber boots and my dog has rabies and distemper vacs luckily. Anyways, this racoon doesn't look sick based on my experience.

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u/Beachdaddybravo 6d ago

Probably just eating the ticks off like Opossums do.

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u/WarningSuper2017 6d ago

Not an animal behaviorist, but one of my cats is a rescue who was part of a litter of a mother whose previous set of kittens was eaten by raccoons.

I guess what I'm saying is, that deer shouldn't trust that raccoon.

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u/Boseque 6d ago

Yep, I worked on a farm for a while and frequently saw footage of these jerks trying to strangle chickens. Never saw one try to go after something bigger, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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u/TaylorSwiftsClitoris 6d ago

My parents had chickens. The raccoons couldn’t figure out how to get into the coop, but they did figure out they can grab the chickens through the mesh and pull them out in pieces.

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u/Aviansheep 5d ago

Decapitation

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u/Aviansheep 5d ago

Classic newbie chicken owner problem.

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u/tobaknowsss 6d ago

Im wondering if it might be searching the deer for ticks to eat.....normally the ticks start to concentrate around the neck nd rump area on deers.

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u/wallysparksforpres 6d ago

The deer had its passport stolen by their modelling agency and it just wants to go home

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u/BilliondollaScope 6d ago

I like to think they are indeed just cuddling, well at least the raccoon is.

Would raccoons eat the ticks that tend to live on deer?

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u/Tchunks 6d ago

When your extroverted friend keeps trying to hang out

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u/pinpinipnip 6d ago

Ohhhhh. A hug is just a strangle you haven't finished yet.

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u/wtfineedacc 6d ago

Oh boy oh boy, My very own little bunny wabbit, I'm going to love you and hug you and name you George.

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u/NicholasAdam1399 5d ago

He’s definitely there for the ticks

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u/Crusoebear 5d ago

HR to raccoon: “I see you haven’t had the sexual harassment training yet. I’m going to pencil you in for Tuesday…”

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u/st82 6d ago

What I see is a raccoon who thinks they're friends and a very patient deer.

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u/DigbyChickenZone 5d ago

"friends" sure

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u/barbecue_invader 6d ago

"Hey deer! Let's play!"

"Okay. Play what?"

"You know. Play? Play!"

"Sure, buddy. What do you want to play?"

"Come on! You're not playing! Play!"

"You haven't said what you want to play…"

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u/ChickenNuggets47 5d ago

Trash panda and forest puppy are the bestest of friends!

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u/Grosmale 6d ago

Racoon: i shall try to keel you! Deer: ok

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u/SaigonBRT95 6d ago

I feel envious of that deer. I want a damb racoon.

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u/Chupacabra_herder 5d ago

How pet raccoon's treat your home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DfGf4M3QZo&t=55s

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u/stufff 5d ago

Yes but they are adorable.

I'd be satisfied with one that lived in my back yard and would let me give it hugs and pets.

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u/ProfPerry 5d ago

So cute!! Additionally, Ive never seen a deer loaf before!

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u/UserID_ 6d ago

My boy is making moves like Pepé Le Pew

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u/Goddesstrashcookie 6d ago

Is that a horse in the background? Deer, raccoons and chickens! Where is this?

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u/p3wp3wkachu 5d ago

Either someone's farm or a sanctuary.

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u/Avantasian538 6d ago

Somebody who knows deer body language please explain to me what that deer is thinking.

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

It depends on the age of the deer.

If its still young it could be the fawn's "freeze if frightened" response. No spots though.

If its older I don't know, but it could have jumped up and kicked or stomped the coon.

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u/thiswasyouridea 6d ago

It's an adult deer. This is the deer equivalent of a an older cat putting up with a little puppy until it gets to be too annoying.

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u/Patch_Ferntree 6d ago

"Fucksake, Brian, must you?? I only just sat down"

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u/Jaspie 6d ago

What is the meaning of life.

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u/Hhhyyu 6d ago

"This weird but harmless creature smells funny."

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u/Impressive_Wasabi_69 6d ago

I think that I’ve seen this in a Disney movie before

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u/idlefritz 6d ago

“How do I eat this?!”

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u/Bud_Silvers 6d ago

Meanwhile the feeder is hanging around like :/

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u/E_PunnyMous 6d ago

Dat raccoon doe, dawg.

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u/Enchanted_Goat_YT 5d ago

Litterally my grandma when I come visit

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u/tomerraj 5d ago

Racoon and his deerest friend?

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u/CuriousHeffa 6d ago

"Aww, you have a hairy back. I like that in a woman."

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

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u/Chewbock 6d ago

”ITS A TRAP!!!”

”Goddamnit Ackbar you can’t just call everything a trap. Nurse! We need to get him back to his room please, he’s having war flashbacks again!”

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u/goodboyinc 6d ago

How the hell did they become the bestest of friends ever?

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u/bayesian13 6d ago

i would also like to know this. like were they raised together or something?

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u/p3wp3wkachu 5d ago

They were probably both orphans and raised together by the person doing the recording, yes.

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u/Gus_Harrington 6d ago

It always amazes me how cuddly our raccoons & deer are. They actually approach us looking for hugging.

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u/Daftanemone 6d ago

Deer looks so thrilled. It loves it but wants it to stop at the same time

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u/Odd-Durian2226 6d ago

This might be the most wholesome thing I’ve ever seen down to the chickens in the background 🐓 🦝 🦌

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u/BodySurfDan 6d ago

I think the racoon is eating ticks off the deer. Probably a symbiotic friendship.

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u/wsoller 6d ago

“bring it in buddy”

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u/mikedjb 6d ago

Best friend or not dat mofo is too clingy

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u/Rich-Ad5109 6d ago

*Disney: write that down write that down!!

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u/Sophiemaecat 6d ago

Awwww! So much love from the raccoon ♥️

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u/301Blackstar 6d ago

He really wanted him to hug him back!

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u/rbrutonIII 6d ago

It's not, but it looks like the raccoon thinks the deer lost it's legs.

Oh no, Todd's legs are gone

Lemme see if I can find em

Nope. Wow sorry bud. Big hug.

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u/Which_Collar6658 5d ago

The raccoon missed the memo about the friend part.

Deer got raccoon looking so crazy right now (so crazy), got raccoon looking so crazy in love..

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u/FairyGodmothersUnion 5d ago

“Harry, are you drunk again?”

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u/i0_0u 5d ago

I bet that raccoon is eating all the ticks the deer has picked up. Win win.

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u/CoastalFunk 5d ago

This is Heaven

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u/empty_beer1987 5d ago

He loves her so much, didn’t think a Tall Pretty Dog would ever tolerate a Trash Panda, clearly I was wrong

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u/ThePastOfMyFuture 5d ago

You got a friend in me

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u/HateGettingGold 5d ago

Anyone else hope the lil one would ride around on the deer?

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u/brendan008008 6d ago

Deer tick hunting?

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u/BylenS 6d ago

Are their names "Chill" and "Hyper"

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u/RXPT 6d ago

Deer thinks like a Capybara

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u/Echo_November14 6d ago

Play with me!!!!!

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u/Monkulele 6d ago

"Vicious, rabid raccoon brutally mauls defenseless deer"

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u/kdhammond2003 6d ago

Theirs is a forbidden love, but burns so hot it can not be quenched.

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u/ThinkPawsitive12 6d ago

Raccoon seems to want more from this relationship

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u/xXSpaceturdXx 6d ago

Reminds me of my dog with my nieces crawling all over him. Lots of love this video though you can tell they’re very fawn of each other.

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u/Vegetable-Box3050 6d ago

All I see is a very good dog and her cat BFF.

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u/dn00 6d ago

When the molly hits

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u/DR__STRANGE___ 6d ago

This is my "dear" friend

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u/LadyDouchebag 6d ago

Sexual Harassment [Trash] Panda.

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u/Crickitspickit 6d ago

All introverts get adopted by the extrovert.

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u/madmax051820 5d ago

We all know who the chaotic friend is here

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u/Dwain-Champaign 5d ago

“and his deer best friend” heh…

Little chuckle

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u/MauriceLevyEsq 5d ago

That’s Lisa, she’s actually a possum with a burglar mask on.

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u/funnerfunerals 5d ago

Well...that's literally all I ever need to see for the rest of my life...thanks for the good times reddit, I'm just gonna watch this everyday on a loop from now on

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u/giocondasmiles 5d ago

More like the annoying little brother.

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u/PeterVall37 5d ago

Awwww Bambi meets Rocket.

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u/haidreaux 5d ago

I bet that raccoon writes his best friend a letter every time he is away. “My deer friend,…”

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u/Toyoman24 5d ago

Its crazy how animals get along better than most people do smh....

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u/deuceilinca 5d ago

Is the person filming, actually Snow White?

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u/psilo_psycho 5d ago

His deerest friend

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u/StangXTC 5d ago

He's just trying to figure out how to get the wrapper off.

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u/NuclearCodebreaker 5d ago

Geez. Don’t tell Uncle Clarence about this mixed-race love.

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u/Sasquatchfl 5d ago

I didn't know snow white had a farm

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u/ReaperOnDrugs 5d ago

Vagabond visiting the woodland alliance to acquire items

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u/Winter-Plankton-6361 5d ago

Raccoon: "This guy is my pet deer."

Deer: "No I'm not, YOU'RE the pet."

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u/EntertainerFeisty269 5d ago

The deer: Henry you chubby bastard get off me

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u/Biggest_Moose_ 5d ago

How do we know the raccoon is male? Do they have different features or something?

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u/aggriify 5d ago

Friends? It looks like the raccoon wants to have babies with that deer but hasn't quite figured out how to proceed.

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u/Xinnixhead 5d ago

I had a boyfriend like that once.

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u/El_Guapo82 5d ago

Never thought I would want a Raccoon hug before

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u/BrnEydGyrl 5d ago

Raccoon: Giddy-up horsey!

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u/Nicarlo 5d ago

This is how my 2 year old is with his momma every morning. He’s definitely a mommas boy

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u/TwistedTarzan 5d ago

Give me all the raccoons!

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u/Repulsive_Ad_7541 5d ago

looks he is gonna prey on the deer

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u/mtlrat 5d ago

I don’t trust raccoons. Looks like he was patting him down for food to me.