buck walks up to woman

Winter desperation may have been behind this close encounter with a huge 13-point deer.

Leave it to the Mossy Oak crew to know a big deer when they see one. This video, uploaded to their YouTube page, shows a gigantic 13-point whitetail deer that wandered within extremely close proximity to this woman.

Looks like at least one beast of a buck has made it through another hunting season.

Watch the video below:

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Anyone who knows a little about deer understands the hardships they go through finding food in the winter. Almost all of their food sources have been depleted, leading to what sometimes equates to desperate circumstances.

We’re guessing that’s what was going on in this video, because heaven knows that buck wouldn’t have gotten that close to anything human or human-related if it were in its usual state of high alert. All we do know is, according to the video description, that this buck’s name is Carl and that it wanders around Manitoba, Canada.

But as for what’s happening here, it’s simply hard to say. Was the buck looking for food? Did it assume this nice lady would have some? Or was there something else at work here?

We wouldn’t, however, ever recommend trying to get this close to a buck for a multitude of reasons. For starters, while it rarely happens, deer do attack humans on occasion, and it’s usually because a buck felt cornered. But there’s also the issue of the deer’s well-being. You don’t want to get in a habit of feeding deer or giving them the impression that you are a source of food or water, because it’s possible they could become entirely reliant on you, putting themselves at risk.

There’s no indication that this woman in Manitoba was acting irresponsibly here, though. She wasn’t holding out any food and this deer just walked right up to her. Hard to believe a buck this impressive is this trusting of people!


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