Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose…and if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows!
All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names…
But instead of teasing Rudolph, they leapt to their death in Des Moines.
It may not be a Christmas carol, but it is a true story.
According to USA Today:
Catherine Veerhusen and her husband were driving northbound along the 80th Street SW bridge over U.S. Highway 30 in Cedar Rapids on Sunday when they spotted a herd of deer in front of them.
They had hoped the herd would somehow stay away from oncoming traffic while also not jumping over the bridge’s west side.
But then the Atkins couple witnessed the lone buck sprint across to the opposite side of the bridge and vault over the bridge’s sidewall to an estimated “20- to 30-foot” drop. The three does immediately followed — all leaping to their deaths.
Veerhusen was horrified.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” she told the Des Moines Register on Tuesday. “No words, no words.”
Need to see it to believe it? No problem. No fake news here.
And while some leap to their death, others just get caught in traffic. Check out this absolutely bizarre footage of a deer getting hit by a really fast car. And, side note, I have absolutely no idea why someone is recording their drive through the middle of nowhere.
I think it helps if you listen to this song while watching the above footage.
And, if all of this isn’t bizarre enough for you, check out the deer who get off the road, out of the cold…and into your local convenient store.
Yes, that’s right. According to Fox News:
Three weeks ago, a mother deer wandered into a Colorado store, and left Lori Jones with the most amazing up-close wildlife shots.
Jones, who works at Horsetooth Inn and RV Park in Stout, CO, said she was at the store when the mother deer waltzed in to check out the offerings. After perusing the sunglasses rack and the potato chips, Jones was able to “lure her outside with a peanut bar,” she told 9NEWS.
Jones thought that was the end of the curious deer, but she was in for a surprise.
Later, Jones was “in the office checking the store stock,” she wrote to 9NEWS. “I walked out and there she was with her twins and a lone buck that she nursed. I just used my phone to snap the pics.”
Jones said she “laughed so hard” seeing the inquisitive brood perusing the store. But between her laughs, she was able to snap some incredible close-ups of the deer mom and her babies.
The four-legged customers probably aren’t that unusual for Jones – especially in a town that boasts an unofficial population of 47 1/2.
I might now believe that Grandma got run over by a reindeer…walking home from our house, Christmas Eve.
You can say there’s no such thing as Santa, but as for me and Grandpa, we believe!