This trail cam managed to capture a deer encountering a possum. They both just seem to be looking at each other, perhaps they’re curious about what the other animal is and what they’re doing in their territory. We would run if we were this possum because that deer is much bigger and could cause some serious damage.
Then again, possums are known for dropping to the ground, remaining completely still, and even sticking out their tongues when confronted by potential threats. We’ll never know what either of these animals did, but we sure know we wouldn’t want to face an animal of any kind when it’s this dark.
A Scary Sighting
What's worse than spotting one mountain lion in your backyard? Spotting two mountain lions in your backyard! You certainly wouldn't want to be alone when faced with these predators. If you are though, it's important to understand that mountain lions will only attack humans if they feel threatened or cornered.
Try to make yourself look larger by raising your arms or holding a jacket above your head. Avoid crouching or bending over as this may make you look like prey. The last thing you want to do is turn your back on them or run away, as this may trigger their predatory instincts. Instead, slowly back away while keeping your eyes on the mountain lions.
These two dear standing on their hind legs almost look like a pair of kangaroos about to knock each other out. We didn't really understand this so we did a little research into this strange behavior, we found that sometimes standing on their hind legs can be a defensive behavior for deer.
Deer may stand on their hind legs, although it's not as comfortable, to make themselves look larger and more intimidating. This can help to deter an opponent or predator and give them a chance to escape. This totally checks out, cause it sure doesn't look like a budding friendship.
Apparently, this otter took his little fish snack in front of the camera. How cute is he? River otters typically feed on fish such as trout, salmon, and catfish, as well as crayfish, crabs, and other small aquatic animals. As we can see here, this otter has sharp teeth for grasping and tearing his prey.
The person who took this photo was probably super excited by it. Otters are fascinating critters and they play an essential role in maintaining the health and balance of aquatic ecosystems. It cannot get any cooler than this little dude feasting on his food right in front of the camera.
Could this deer be dancing? At first, we thought our eyes were playing tricks on us. But no, it was definitely a deer busting some serious moves. It's like this deer is in its own world, completely oblivious to everything around it. So there you have it, folks, deers enjoying dancing on their own.
Out of all the animals, we wouldn't imagine deer dancing, maybe birds, but not antelope. Next time you happen to take a hike in the woods, you could enjoy a perfectly normal stroll in nature or you could end up facing a dancing deer. Crazier things have happened, after all!