Seen that before? Bet you haven’t seen a deer waiting to use an urban crosswalk — in traffic.
Animals are apparently out in force across the world, though perhaps not to the extent reported by The Onion several geologic eons ago (March 19th).
I came across this particular video collection of these shenanigans while working on next week’s post on a South American cat, which is why what little narration there is, is in Spanish.
It’s worth sharing because that continent has so many unusual wild animals.
Don’t worry – the videos speak for themselves. And as you’ll see, marine animals are coming back, too.
The deer on a crosswalk is at the end. Enjoy!
C’mon, give the four-footed pedestrian a brake! Thank you.
There must be lots of these remarkable videos and other media online, like this one of a black bear exploring the city of Monterrey, Mexico:
Así captaron a un oso negro, por las calles de la colonia Cumbres Quinto Sector en el municipio de #Monterrey.#NLpic.twitter.com/jdRRy646qq
— Webcams de México (@webcamsdemexico) April 17, 2020
Something to keep in mind when taking out the garbage next time.
Here are some tips on how to handle a surprise wildlife encounter in the wild.
Just remember that animals exploring a new place are especially spooky — keep your distance, take lots of pictures and video, and don’t forget that deer have racked up a surprisingly high body count over the years.
Meanwhile, in Africa . . .
Lions nap on road during lockdown at South Africa's Kruger National Park https://t.co/oO99LDhuax
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 16, 2020
Feel like sharing your favorite pics, videos, and tweets in the comments? Go ahead!
Update, April 25, 2020: Here’s the latest — a few of these are from the videos above, but most are new to me:
Video compartido por @phil500.pic.twitter.com/RScNYX7Zez
— Webcams de México (@webcamsdemexico) April 25, 2020
Featured image: Don DeBold, CC BY 2.0.