Deer are some of the dumbest animals out there. That might be a hot take, but I stand by it. Let me explain.
Cars have been around for over 100 years, right? Don’t you think enough deer have been killed in those years for them to develop some sort of evolutionary negative disposition to sprinting/jumping across roads while cars are passing by? I’m not going to pretend I’m Charles Darwin, but I just feel like any species with half a brain would gradually learn to actively avoid the large metal death boxes on wheels.
Here’s a video to further prove my point. This deer was stuck on a frozen pond near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She’s rescued by some nice citizens, but then she immediately slides back onto the ice that they just rescued her from. I know some of you will say that she was probably just scared of the humans, but no. I won’t allow any excuses for deer and their dumb brains.
They’re just so frustratingly dumb, and it’s a gripe I’ll probably keep until the day I die. Dumb deer are just plain dumb.