Nov
04
2010

Oh deer! Wild times in the city.

You think you’re safe from the dangers of the wild just because you live in a city? This video will change your view. It was shot by a guy named Craig Kuberski, who lives within the city limits of St. Paul, MN. I know some of you were hoping you'd get to see a rogue cougar or bear mauling innocent urbanites or eating their pets, but that’s not the case here. It’s just a couple of bucks on the town and in a rut trying to catch some city girls' attention.

Rutting period is the mating season for many ruminants, (i.e. mammals like moose, caribou, bison, and deer). The rut is set-off by the shortening of daylight hours during autumn and in the case of white-tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus - which I’m pretty sure these are) can last for one to three months. During that time, male deer get all goofy and twitterpated, rubbing their antlers against trees, rolling in the dirt or mud, or battling each other – as seen in this video. Rutting season is the best time to hunt for them, and the easiest time to hit them with your car, although I don’t advise you do the latter.

As you may notice, Mr. Kubinski posted two buck fever videos on YouTube. I’ve only used the second here because it’s the better of the two, focus-wise, But if you’d also like to watch Part I, there you have it. KARE 11 also ran a story on it.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

I like how they mutually agreed to take a little break two thirds of the way through this....probably talking a little trash through their panting. Can we get these guys to protect Favre Sunday afternoon?

posted on Fri, 11/05/2010 - 10:22am
JackU's picture
JackU says:

My thought during that break was whether they would unlock and rush the cameraman.

posted on Fri, 11/05/2010 - 12:50pm
Sam montgomery's picture
Sam montgomery says:

the deer looks funny

posted on Sat, 11/06/2010 - 12:48pm

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