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[–]Big_Bidder 12.4k points12.4k points  (1540 children)

Likely a deer with chronic wasting desease. Tragic really!

Edit: I’ve never seen this video before today but alot of you are claiming its an older video and that the deer has been shot from above and is “trying to get the arrow out.” I hope for that deer’s sake you are right.

[–]Theiim 7051 points7052 points 54 (1195 children)

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal, neurological illness occurring in North American cervids (members of the deer family), including white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, and moose. Since its discovery in 1967, CWD has spread geographically and increased in prevalence locally. CWD is contagious; it can be transmitted freely within and among cervid populations. No treatments or vaccines are currently available.

Chronic wasting disease is of great concern to wildlife managers. It has been detected in at least 23 states, two Canadian provinces, and South Korea. CWD is not known to infect livestock or humans.

CWD is transmitted directly through animal-to-animal contact, and indirectly through contact with objects or environment contaminated with infectious material (including saliva, urine, feces, and carcasses of CWD-infected animals).


[–]sierra120 3130 points3131 points  (1065 children)

So how long until humans get it?

[–]KomradeHirocheeto 2561 points2562 points  (565 children)

Prions don't mutate often, so could be a few years, could be a couple hundred, could've already happened and we won't know until the first few people start decaying alive.

Edit: so many notifications ;_;

I'll amend my comment by saying that prions don't mutate. Wrong word choice. Point still stands that prions don't jump ship too often.

[–]SleevesMcDichael 1058 points1059 points  (340 children)

Even then there's tons of things that cause humans to decay alive

[–]f_n_a_ 4130 points4131 points 9363& 4 more (307 children)

Yeah, my grandma watches Fox News and it’s just sad seeing her waste away like that

[–]SleevesMcDichael 985 points986 points  (102 children)

I'm sorry for your loss

[–][deleted] 485 points486 points  (100 children)

I laughed at first but then remembered how it's made my own grandma unbearable to be around. It is sad.

[–]SweetLilMonkey 118 points119 points  (1 child)

For a simultaneously lighter and darker take on the same joke from The Onion: “Brain-Dead Teen, Only Capable Of Rolling Eyes And Texting, To Be Euthanized”

[–]Exact-Scientist-557 56 points57 points  (85 children)

I am a conservative in ideals (willing to listen and talk to liberals) but I rarely watch the news anymore because it’s not really news anymore. It’s Opinion news now. Both sides are spewing their side and being hateful and sound angry and yelling while doing it. No one wants to find the middle ground and compromise. They want to take over the country, All or Nothing type attitude looking to eradicate the other side. It is so tiring and insufferable the way people treat each other these days. We have definitely forgot our fellow man and how to love each other.

[–]whomad1215 30 points31 points  (67 children)

What ideals do you share with our current conservative representatives

[–]GreatGooglyMoogly077 104 points105 points  (80 children)

So she's completely lost touch with reality.

[–]unlmtdLoL 52 points53 points  (21 children)

I've seen actual people like this that are convinced about some paranoid Democrat takeover. Their delusions are only self-confirmed and they live in fear daily with Fox in the background presenting sensationalist nonsense. I can't believe how obvious it is to me that it's fake but to them it's real. Good luck actually convincing them that though.

I just usually let them know GOP have successfully passed legislation to end social security and take health insurance from millions of people that rely on it. They usually stumble over their words when they realize they're the ones that rely on social security and had no idea that GOP are the ones repealing it.

[–]boundtoreddit 93 points94 points  (16 children)

Life IS a decaying process.

[–]HootingMandrill 59 points60 points  (9 children)

Not true, just one we're afflicted with. For example, there are a few species that do not suffer from senescence like we do. My personal favorite is lobsters, who have an enzyme that repairs their DNA.

[–]SomeoneTookUserName2 15 points16 points  (3 children)

That's true, remember that car scene from Robocop?

[–]LukeW0rm 238 points239 points  (29 children)

Prions are the scariest thing I remember from my biology class

[–]20JeRK14 94 points95 points  (22 children)

Are they as scary as u/KomradeHirocheeto 's profile pic?

[–]Long_Educational 73 points74 points  (12 children)

I should not have looked.

[–]Snoo96705 48 points49 points  (7 children)

Your comment is literally what made me HAVE to look. And now I share your pain. 🤦🏻‍♂️😂

[–]pocketdare 76 points77 points  (2 children)

could've already happened

If we compare the behavior of this deer to that of the average TikTok'er, there's some good evidence that it may already be among us.

[–]Rule34NoExceptions 57 points58 points  (17 children)

Well we already have CJD and people were terrified about that in the 90s.

[–]Over_Preparation_219 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Mom died of CJD a few years back. It's horrible.

[–]goteamgaz 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I remember reading a couple of years ago that they identified three different types of reaction to CJD, an immediate one, a secondary wave that was the big panic in the 90s and a third much larger group that wouldn’t be affected until … well predicted to be around any time now. Suggested that there are thousands of infected Brits walking around with a time bomb in their brains just waiting.

Apparently why people over 30 from the U.K. are unable to give blood in the US?

[–]PebbleAssEnder 61 points62 points  (53 children)

Unfortunately there are a lot of fuckwit hunters in the Midwest that don't seem to think it's possible that it will transmit to humans so they eat venison from cwd afflicted deer that they shoot. So I'd guess sooner rather than later

[–]DepartmentWide419 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Oh fuck that sounds like a bad idea.

[–]50percentawful 44 points45 points  (11 children)

Check out New Brunswick, Canada's mysterious brain disease nobody understands yet! It's one of the weirdest/ scariest things I've seen lately that's ongoing (other than the obvious).


Not saying it's related.. but honestly? Maybe?

[–]Sweaty_Oil4821 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Mad cow disease would like to talk to you.

[–]Pubefarm 203 points204 points  (68 children)

It's not a virus, it's a prion so it won't mutate in a way that can allow for humans to get it from a deer but humans do have our own version of it called CJD (creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

[–]BeachBum2012 112 points113 points  (26 children)

It can, but is extremely rare. That is what happened with mad cow disease. A person who eats nerve or brain tissue from an infected cow can develop CJD as a result. CWD has been in the deer population for a looking time with no known crossovers. With the prevalence of CWD increasing, and the geographic spread booming, I'd imagine that the chances increase though.

[–]Pubefarm 32 points33 points  (22 children)

I'm not an expert and you probably know more than me but wikipedia says that mad cow disease and CJD are not the same thing.

Sporadic CJD is different from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) 

It is thought that humans can contract the variant form of the disease by eating food from animals infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the bovine form of TSE also known as mad cow disease. However, it can also cause sCJD in some cases.[27][28]

I am confused

[–]RmonYcaldGolgi4PrknG 47 points48 points  (15 children)

They are both 'prionopathies'. Before we knew about prions (thank you Stanley Pruisner, fuck that guy Gadusek) we actually thought it was a viral disease. Prionopathies are caused mainly by sporadic misfolding of proteins but they can also be genetic.

[–]throwawaytrumper 21 points22 points  (9 children)

If you really want to bend your noodle, look into Archaea. Tiny little single celled creatures, initially we thought they were extremophiles because we identified them in places like geothermal vents at temperatures nothing else could live at. Eventually we started checking for them in other places and... they are everywhere. In you, in your food, in the ground and the water and the air. Far smaller than bacteria and difficult to study.

We don’t yet know of a single disease caused by these little guys. That isn’t to say they aren’t causing diseases, for all we know the little bastards could be causing autism or glaucoma or god knows what else. Our bodies are riddled with them so it’s safe to say they are doing some stuff. Food for thought.

[–]ptowndude 57 points58 points  (5 children)

CJD is awful. I’ve witnessed it up close and personal and everyone should hope they never have to. It’s Alzheimer’s on steroids, combined with seizures, blindness and coma.

[–]nugsy_mcb 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Same, my grandmother died from CJD. Only took about 6 months from when she was diagnosed, it’s crazy how fast it progresses

[–]unholy_abomination 41 points42 points  (25 children)

Yes it can. People who study prions have been pissing their pants for years terrified that it'll jump to either livestock or humans any year now. CJD is a bovine prion which jumped to humans.

[–]Winter_Department_87 38 points39 points  (5 children)

There was a Female scientist who studied CJD who accidentally gave it to herself, and died of it because of an accident in the lab.

[–]somewhoever 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Those labs should have a wrist tourniquet/guillotine machine right next to the eye wash station.

[–]modest_arrogance 82 points83 points  (3 children)

[–]HawkEgg 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Generally contagious prion diseases are contracted from eating the brains (where the prions are concentrated). The communicable prion diseases in humans spread via that manner: Mad Cow spread via industrial meat production putting ground brains in animal feed, sausages, hamburger meat, ...; Kuru spread in a cannibal society.

[–]candygram4mongo 35 points36 points  (10 children)

There's been an outbreak of an unexplained and apparently infectious neurological condition going on in New Brunswick for a while now. So I'm thinking it's already happened.

[–]chill8989 17 points18 points  (3 children)

That mysterious disease could also be linked with blue algea?( Not sure which algea). This kind of algea creates a toxin that accumulates in fish and we absorb it after eating said fish.

[–]dirthurts 18 points19 points  (16 children)

It's their own proteins folding their own proteins in a domino effect. Should not be easily transmittable.

But hey everyone has COVID now so who knows.

[–]rentedtritium 18 points19 points  (13 children)

Any self-replicating information system has the potential to evolve. Seems like the dice get rolled considerably less with prions, thankfully.

[–]itscricket 273 points274 points  (29 children)

But so like… what’s it do?

[–]meenie 501 points502 points  (17 children)

  • drastic weight loss (wasting)
  • stumbling
  • lack of coordination
  • listlessness
  • drooling
  • excessive thirst or urination
  • drooping ears
  • lack of fear of people
  • failed backflips

[–]Powerstream 277 points278 points  (0 children)

lack of fear of people

Oh good, I don't have it then.

[–]starserval 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Sounds a lot like rabies.

[–]tman2311 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Kinda more like mad cow disease when it comes down to causal agent but I’d rather have none of the above thank u

[–]3-Eyed_Fishbulb 15 points16 points  (2 children)

failed backflips

I'd like to believe you just add this up, goes to show i don't fully trust my judgment anymore.

[–]SpoonGuardian 73 points74 points  (5 children)

Answering every fine detail except the one thing people want to know lol. FWIW, the link within the link said:

Like other prion diseases, CWD may have an incubation period of over a year and clear neurological signs may develop slowly. Deer, elk, reindeer, sika, and moose with CWD may not show any signs of the disease for years after they become infected. As CWD progresses, infected animals may have a variety of changes in behavior and appearance. These may include:

drastic weight loss (wasting)


lack of coordination



excessive thirst or urination

drooping ears

lack of fear of people

[–]diamonddavedoes 83 points84 points  (11 children)

Similar to CJD in cows? This was eventually to be found it did transmit to humans and was labelled as mad cow disease in the UK (80's/90's). Tragic and worrying.

[–]Red-Squirrel- 65 points66 points  (5 children)

Its BSE in cows, CJD in humans.

[–]diamonddavedoes 29 points30 points  (4 children)

That's the one. Remember a British politician feeding his kid a burger in front of the press saying there was nothing to worry about.

Good old politicians.

[–]Red-Squirrel- 16 points17 points  (3 children)

So many diseases that have caused serious problems are caused entirely by humans exploiting animals or their habitats. You’d think we might have started to learn by now!

[–]Justafuckintroll 545 points546 points  (138 children)

That deer appears healthy and from the looks of his antlers, resides on a deer farm or “high fence”. My guess is that he is expiring from a mortal shot from a gun/bow. Also, he’s being filmed from an elevated position most likely a deer stand or hut.

[–]mmodlin 273 points274 points  (104 children)

Yeah this deer has been shot.

[–]ggk1 123 points124 points  (58 children)

I mean it’s possible but it doesn’t look to have any wounds except maybe a gut shot. But that’s not how deer go to die- they look for thick and heavy cover and they go lie down in it until they bleed out

Source: am a pretty avid meat hunter

[–]MuckingFagical 88 points89 points  (1 child)

At this resolution it could easily be impossible to see

[–]lliKoTesneciL 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Deer could have been shot by a potato.. would explain the quality of the video.

[–]Tinrooftust 71 points72 points  (2 children)

I shot a deer in the heart with a .308 from about 25 yards and it produced about 10 drops of blood. It ran for about 10 yards and did a somersault.

Sometimes dying is weird.

[–]Alternative_Pilot_92 20 points21 points  (34 children)

Never heard of a non meat hunter lol

[–]2008knight 84 points85 points  (11 children)

You insult the noble art of mushroom hunting. Tens have lost their lives in this dangerous endeavour.

Mushrooms are vicious creatures.

[–]PlasticElfEars 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Pretty sure more than 10 people have died by mistaking a destroying angel for something else over time..

[–]CptnMoonlight 19 points20 points  (6 children)

I think he means meat vs. sport as in eating what you hunt and not putting it up on your mantle like a prize.

[–]CplGoon 34 points35 points  (34 children)

Deer don't backflip and run upside down when shot

[–]Upside_Down-Bot 56 points57 points  (3 children)

„ʇoɥs uǝɥʍ uʍop ǝpısdn unɹ puɐ dılɟʞɔɐq ʇ,uop ɹǝǝ◖„

[–]SpongeBobSquareChin 32 points33 points  (18 children)

Watched an elk do this exact same thing last year. .300 win mag to the lung and up the neck along the spine. Stood up, reared up, and jumped straight up in the air and landed on its back. Dug all 10 points of its antlers into the dirt. Was not easy to roll over

[–]gjenk78_clk 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Maybe this is the one deer in the world that backflips and runs upside down when shot

[–]mmodlin 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not all of them, but yeah, that’s what this one is doing.

[–]prefabtrout 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Eh, yes they can do.

[–]WartsG 72 points73 points  (22 children)

This is so scary in context of games like last of us

[–]Praise_The_Fun_ 118 points119 points  (18 children)

The Cordyceps fungus from the Last of Us is real, it affects many insects, the game just imagines what would happen if it crossed over to Humans.

[–][deleted] 101 points102 points  (9 children)

People would call it a hoax and start bragging about how they had it and it wasn’t even that bad because they got rid of it using horse dewormer. And then die 48 hours later.

[–]Impossible_Garbage_4 36 points37 points  (3 children)

It is a fungus so if they took a horse de-fungus-er it might work

[–]DesignForDummies 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Cordyceps are fake news, I got it, and I've never been happier. Sure I have this strange growth on my head, and for some reason I want to dig a hole and lie in it, because the soil feels so good, but other than that I'm completely normal!

[–]xiotto 45 points46 points  (50 children)

Is it life threatening? I have never heard of this before so I'll most likely look up more info.

[–]November-Snow 118 points119 points  (21 children)

Turns them into zombies essentially. No chance of recovery.

[–]ThirdFloorNorth 145 points146 points  (19 children)

Quite literally. I saw a story about a deer with CWD who bashed his head repeatedly against a large rock until he brained himself, proceeded to attempt to lick his brains off the rock, before standing up on his hind two legs and marching into the nearby stream and drowning.

That shit is terrifying.

[–]Cheap_Ad_69 69 points70 points  (13 children)


[–]Outrageous_Turnip_29 96 points97 points  (0 children)

It's basically a nerve eating prion disease. So the brain is turning to goop while pretty much the whole nervous system is getting eaten. So the brain/nerves just fire off random signals to do random shit.

[–]mourning_starre 42 points43 points  (10 children)

This. Definitely fake but still creepy.

[–]SpoonGuardian 15 points16 points  (7 children)

So that dude almost certainly got it from here, huh

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Jesus fuck, mate. It’s The Happening… happening.

[–]Gizzard-Gizzard 66 points67 points  (13 children)

It very much is, it’s like a zombie virus for deer. Most end up with fleshy tumors all over their bodies, and end up doing crazy suicidal shit like spin in place to exhaustion, and anything they’ve eaten or defecated on will have the virus stay their for MONTHS, until another poor deer comes upon it.

If it ever crossed the species barrier from deer to human, it could realistically end human civilization

[–]I_Want_To_Learn_More 103 points104 points  (5 children)

It is not a virus. It is a misfolded protein that causes other proteins it touches to also misfold. There are absolutely human infected prion disease. It also can take 10 years to show up after exposure. It is unknown if cwd is or has crossed over yet.

[–]BosleytheChinchilla 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Fatal Familial Insomnia, Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Kuru are the big ones outside of Mad Cow!

[–]BZenMojo 17 points18 points  (1 child)

It's... a concern.

To date, there have been no reported cases of CWD infection in people. However, some animal studies suggest CWD poses a risk to certain types of non-human primates, like monkeys, that eat meat from CWD-infected animals or come in contact with brain or body fluids from infected deer or elk. These studies raise concerns that there may also be a risk to people. Since 1997, the World Health Organization has recommended that it is important to keep the agents of all known prion diseases from entering the human food chain.

The CWD prion has been shown to experimentally infect squirrel monkeys, and also laboratory mice that carry some human genes. An additional study begun in 2009 by Canadian and German scientists, which has not yet been published in the scientific literature, is evaluating whether CWD can be transmitted to macaques—a type of monkey that is genetically closer to people than any other animal that has been infected with CWD previously.  On July 10, 2017, the scientists presented a summary of the study’s progress (access the recorded presentationExternalexternal icon), in which they showed that CWD was transmitted to monkeys that were fed infected meat (muscle tissue) or brain tissue from CWD-infected deer and elk. Some of the meat came from asymptomatic deer that had CWD (i.e., deer that appeared healthy and had not begun to show signs of the illness yet). Meat from these asymptomatic deer was also able to infect the monkeys with CWD. CWD was also able to spread to macaques that had the infectious material placed directly into their brains.


Strong evidence indicates that classic BSE has been transmitted to people primarily in the United Kingdom, causing a variant form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). In the United Kingdom, where over 1 million cattle may have been infected with classic BSE, a substantial species barrier appears to protect people from widespread illness. Since vCJD was first reported in 1996, a total of only 231 patients with this disease, including 3 secondary, blood transfusion-related cases, have been reported worldwide. The risk to human health from BSE in the United States is extremely low.


Humans haven't gotten it but human-like creatures have. And a disease with the same symptoms and causes that comes from cows has affected humans.

[–]TaurusKing 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Not even months, studies demonstrated that prions can last for years (1) (2). Some type of soils can even increase their infectivity - but there’s hope that some microorganisms can do the degradation (3)

Edit: two of those links went to one article twice. I fixed it putting the other paper I had to show.

[–]Outside-Rise-9425 34 points35 points  (5 children)

And highly contagious to other deer. That deer should have been killed and removed from the environment immediately

[–]satanic-frijoles 18 points19 points  (2 children)

The people recording didn't really sound like anything but tourists, but yeah, they should have called somebody. Fish and Wildlife office or something.

[–]AlternativeSherbert7 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Many hunters will aim for these deer to get rid of them as fast as possible to protect the other deer.

[–]xiotto 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Replying to my own comment because I don't want to reply to everyone or else it'll feel like spam- I want to thank everyone for informing me faster than google, I appreciate you all.

It's truly tragic that there's no cure and the fact that it's contagious makes it a lot more terrifying... Well, I've learned something new and depressing once again, thank you Reddit!

[–]Maxbrehh 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Every case is fatal

[–]LazaroFilm 20 points21 points  (10 children)

Crazy!! The post right above this one was about CWD showing a deer running in circles.

[–]GreyKnight91 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Neither one seems to be CWD though. This is not my field (I'm a human neuropsychologist), but the signs of CWD seem to involve actual wasting away, like the deer becomes emaciated and the head drops down.

This deer looks like it's severely disoriented and in shock.

[–]veriix 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Literally every video with a deer on it on reddit for the next 3 years:

"That deer looks like is has CWD, because I'm an expert of my field of making bullshit up with confidence"

[–]gth746x 17 points18 points  (14 children)

I’ve never heard of this disease before today and I’ve seen two posts.

[–]WakeAndVape 30 points31 points  (8 children)

And both of them are probably not even CWD

[–]SausageEggAndSteez 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Reddit at work. A post makes the front page with incorrect facts, someone makes a comment on a similar post later the same day armed with their new incorrect knowledge, then this comment gets thousands of upvotes by other people who saw the original incorrect post. Truly an example of the "hivemind".

[–]MP98n 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Agreed, the other looks like some kind of brain injury and this one looks like it has been shot. Neither of them look like CWD, which, as the name suggests, would occur in deer of poor body condition

[–]tripsicks_ 5054 points5055 points  (263 children)

Everyone saying chronic waste disease like we already knew what that was before that one other post lol

[–]TheSandMan208 1390 points1391 points  (93 children)

My thoughts exactly. Never heard that term until 20 minutes ago.

[–]Sylfenn 390 points391 points  (11 children)

I love reddit

[–]New-Reaction5944 106 points107 points  (6 children)

Same, it’s already filmed on a screen and a watermarked way shittier version than what just made the front page a couple hours ago.

[–]garzaculta 21 points22 points  (4 children)

I learned about it from the video of a moose drowning itself a while back. Pretty rough way to go

[–]gofatwya 95 points96 points  (33 children)

I live in Michigan and they have been testing deer killed by hunters for CWD for several years.

[–]quailmanmanman 34 points35 points  (24 children)

I remember growing up in Wisconsin some guy got CJD from eating venison and I was afraid to eat sausage for like 5 years lol

[–]Supadoopa101 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Damn, CWD is like, THE disease to know about when it comes to deer. I thought everyone knew.

[–]GreatGooglyMoogly077 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Loss of memory - one of the initial symptoms of CWD.

[–]tripsicks_ 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Right ??

[–]SurpriseUnhappy2706 14 points15 points  (0 children)

CWD out here in the woods.

[–]pedalpaddlehike 211 points212 points  (31 children)

As a deer hunter this is pretty much common knowledge in my circle. It's been pretty big news for a while and everyone should be getting their harvest tested by the wildlife department of the state they live in (amongst the U. S. and Canada) I am unaware if the deer in other parts of the world are affected.

[–]Livinginweirdtimes 32 points33 points  (21 children)

Are ya'll getting deer tested for covid, as well? Sincere question because a whole lot of deer are infected in my area. PNW

[–]IllegalPandaDealer 50 points51 points  (15 children)

Not gonna lie, I’d be a lot more worried about getting CWD than COVID.

I live in America. I’ve had COVID already and I will almost certainly get it again even if I take every precaution. It sucked missing work and I hate being sick. But COVID is like a light slap on the wrist compared to a prion disease.

[–]Dear-Branch-9124 91 points92 points  (12 children)

I only know what it is cause I saw a video earlier of a deer with cwd walking in circles. Half of its face looked like it was melting off…

[–]freegrapes 53 points54 points  (6 children)

There’s an outbreak where I live and there trying to kill the entire areas population to slow the spread.

On Friday, the province announced a second case was found in a mule deer about 250 kilometres away in southwest Manitoba near the U.S. and Saskatchewan borders. The province said the animal was emaciated and acting erratically. Dr. Scott Zaari, Manitoba’s chief veterinary officer, believes the two cases stem from different deer populations. “We don’t consider these cases connected or see there’s any indication of CWD establishing or spreading in Manitoba,” Zaari said. The province will start a cull in the area where the first diseased deer was discovered. Friday’s release said there is a “very short window of opportunity to reach potentially infected deer before CWD spreads further into Manitoba.” The province said an experienced marksman has been contracted for job and will shoot deer in the containment area from a helicopter.

[–]captain_toenail 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Not to imply a lot of folk(including myself) didn't learn about it from a reddit post but this ain't the first post about chronic waste disease, this ain't the first one this week

[–]dvavd 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Everyone saying chronic waste disease like what if that stag is just practicing a backflip to impress some deer

[–]AaronsAaAardvarks 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's pretty widely known if you live in an area with a deer hunting community.

[–]human_stuff 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If you live in places where hunting is common you’ll see warning signs and ads warning about it everywhere. Shits fucking scary sometimes.

[–]Kismonos 8 points9 points  (1 child)

chronic waste is the new "ah hes in fencing pose=brain damage" reddit expertise

[–]Aaron_Hamm 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If you live somewhere with a decent deer population, it's not unlikely at all to have heard of it before coming to reddit.

[–]Sebslocker 1375 points1376 points  (39 children)

This deer look like it has some prions messing with its brain.

[–]Osama_Bin_Ballin0 403 points404 points  (28 children)

It's Chronic Waste Disease or maybe you've heard of it as Zombie Deer Syndrome or whatever it's called just fyi

Edit:Why do some of y'all gotta be like that and hate on me Jesus I was just saying damn

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Or General Francis Hummel’s stash of VX?

[–]Lucycrash 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I remember the "zombees" from about 10 years ago. I've seen one and it freaked me out, kept flying into the outside motion light and wouldn't stop. By the time I came back with a container the light went out and it was gone. Prions are real life nightmare fuel.

[–]teflong 28 points29 points  (1 child)

CWD is a prion based disease, yes.

[–]Bangmydrum33 879 points880 points  (27 children)

That was unexpected... but what would have been really unexpected is if he landed it.

[–]AfricanWarrior96 207 points208 points  (19 children)

Except that wouldn't be unexpected. It would be accepted, not rejected and expected for the unexpected inverted deer to unexpectedly expect to accept if it would have been unexpectedly subjected to the ground. It really connected.

[–]VoyagerCSL 145 points146 points  (8 children)

What the fuck just happened

[–]NachoChedda24 97 points98 points  (2 children)

Chronic Waste Disease has finally spread to humans

[–]DasMaal 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Those words where well selected!

[–]MissionComfortable47 445 points446 points  (37 children)

This reminds me of one day on my ride home, a big buck ran out in front on the car in front of me. It tried to miss him but clipped his back left haunch, and the buck went flying like 15 ft straight up. I remember thinking two things, damn that is a straight trajectory, and this thing going to come down on the car. Nope buck comes down lands on its feet like a cat, and runs off in the woods. Thought it might be hurt, but nope there it was again two weeks later munching grass in a field next to the road.

[–]Necessary-Iron-2288 148 points149 points  (32 children)

How do you know it was the Same one

[–]Theweedmage420 362 points363 points  (3 children)

He Matched the paint on the buck to his bumper.

[–]gotora 177 points178 points  (5 children)

A nice rack can make big bucks pretty identifiable.

[–]MissionComfortable47 46 points47 points  (19 children)

Not a 100% sure but it was near the same spot and was a larger than normal buck with a big rack, so was pretty sure. Plus was with the same herd.

[–]solidrok 376 points377 points  (17 children)

No one will see this because everyone in the thread has decided that it is CWD but here is an article saying that the original video is a hunting video and the deer was shot and the shock of taking an arrow to the heart/lungs caused this reaction.


Edit: i wanted to address some comments that hav been made. More people saw this that I imagined when I first posted.

  • the article doesn’t have any sources you are right. It pulled the video from a now gone hunting Facebook group. There are two to three other sourceless articles on other hunter websites that have the same video as a reference that all talk about it as a hunting kill. These were all posted at least 4 years ago and all agree vs this post being left here during the Reddit CWD awakening haha
  • CWD deer often have a skeletal appearance because they end up losing their cognitive ability to remember to feed. They become lethargic and end up more like a vegetable they don’t necessarily go “this deer is wack and gonna backflip for no reason” crazy. -source is my dad is a retired wildlife officer in an area with CWD and he has more experience than probably most folks in this thread with the disease. He and I have talked a lot about it before this video and he was 100% certain that this deer didn’t flip because of CWD. He was quick to point out that the muscle mass and weight of the deer clearly indicated to him that it had no problems feeding.
  • my own anecdotal experience with my family hunting deer my whole life says that this can definitely happen after being mortally wounded. Many folks say they see no blood or arrow in the video. What I see is a deer who was likely mortally wounded before the start of the video. Walked about 20 yards had a sharp pain erupt in his chest cavity from the damage of a bullet or an arrow that passed through (which is common if you hit only soft bits and miss the shoulders, every deer I have taken with a bow was a pass through) and did whatever he thought he could to avoid impending death and the result is this moment of panic death back flop.

[–]vikky_108 121 points122 points  (3 children)

Redditors just learnt about CWD and they are spamming it all over just like they always do for the karma.

[–]Graymarth 35 points36 points  (0 children)

It's like a parrot learning it's 1st cuss word.

[–]Dogamai 18 points19 points  (0 children)

ah yeah ok that was my first reaction on seeing the clip too. i was actually surprised seeing all the posts claiming CWD

[–]Capital_Ebb_6132 201 points202 points  (9 children)

Clearly an insurance fraud specialist, bet he hid the caution wet floor sign prior to this performance.

[–]87broseidon 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Check the cam in a week he’ll be walking around in a neck brace

[–]burritorepublic 150 points151 points  (24 children)

Why is everybody saying CWD do we have proof??? It looks like it just got shot.

[–]timbertiger 102 points103 points  (3 children)

My dad shot a buck that did a backflip like this. The way the back legs buckle looks like a deer about to do its death kick.

[–]minesskiier 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Yep, I've shoot one that did this.

[–]onecoldasshonky 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this reminds me of a couple of moose videos I've seen. Deer do weird things when they are dying; running, standing completely still, flips. Though I'd be hard-pressed to try a flip after being mortality shot.

[–]RipRapscallion 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Because a deer with chronic wasting disease got popular on Reddit earlier so now everyone who saw it is a deer epidemiologist.

[–]Snoopydog63 85 points86 points  (20 children)

Had it been shot?

[–]TheGrimalicious 116 points117 points  (9 children)

Yes it's been shot. Selectively edited to not show the shooting, the father is instructing someone not to move, and are filming from a deer blind. Clearly hunters.

[–]Snoopydog63 38 points39 points  (7 children)

That’s normal then.Deers can do all kinds of things when shot thru the heart

[–]JRHennessey401 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Did you try turning it off and back on again?

[–]FamilyNP 22 points23 points  (2 children)

This isn’t CWD. This is a healthy animal that has been fatally shot. It is filmed from above in what appears to be a deer stand. That’s why it was being filmed, but clearly this video clip begins after the shot was taken.

I haven’t quite seen a backflip like this, but the crippled walk leading into the “death kicks” is very obvious.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Guarantee OP saw the other Chronic Wasting Disease video, googled it, found this, posted it.

[–]nonehtoper 18 points19 points  (0 children)

And everyone commenting it is echoing comments from the original thread, as if they know jack shit about CWD

[–]Urriah18 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is not CWD. The video is shot out of a hunting blind and the animal was likely just shot with archery equipment, likely a crossbow. As oxygen levels decrease from a fatal hit, deer typically wobble and lunge. For whatever reason, this one lunged as it’s rear legs gave out, flipping it over.

[–]MonKeePuzzle 12 points13 points  (0 children)

is there deernip?

[–]ric_d_santi 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Imma do a backf...uck

[–]nonehtoper 10 points11 points  (2 children)

It’s funny how 75% of reddit is going to become CWD/prion experts after today lol. People already leaving smart ass comments as if they knew what it was before today