Ever wondered whether / how do deer sneeze?
What about how they scratch their noses if they get itchy?
Well, this is how it happens.
Bless you, deerie! :)
In this short episode - Deer Miss #2194
Actually, deer sneeze pretty regularly. No, it's not deer flu or covid-2020. They just use their noses all the time, sniffing out eadible bits on the ground, in the shrubs, anywhere they can shove their muzzles. You try doing that without sneezing!
Sometimes, the blow is so powerful it's actually visible.
Have a look at this gif and pay attention to that cloud emerging around the hind's face:
Sometimes, deer will sneeze on your giving hand while you're trying to pass them their treats. Keep your face well away, unless you believe in some sort of healing or rejuvenating properties of deer snort!))
BTW, a video (gif) with no sound has been circulating on the internet purportedly showing a sneezing deer, while in fact it most certainly is a frightened deer awkwardly leaping away and slipping in water. Most likely after having seen or sniffed something in there that spooked him. So we would like to take this opportunity to educate our deer readers :) about that unfortunate misinformation.
Last modified 2020-09-09 at 10:50
One would hope so! Meaning, every one deer would love to be the only one at the 'feeder table', but bummer, most of the times mates are floating around and they have noses too.))