Charlotteans are accustomed to seeing deer shyly roaming their neighborhoods at night, but what happened to a 25-year-old guy on April 1 may be a sign of stranger things to come.
Cary McCook, who is apparently a rapper, was actually jumped by a deer in Smithers, British Columbia. It happened as he was walking along, headed into a hotel called the Stork Nest Inn.
The deer came out of nowhere and YouTube.com video of what followed is pure Three Stooges zany.
McCook gets out of a pickup, takes a few steps and pow!
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The website Deadspin.com features the video under the headline “Man Trucked by Deer,” while CBC Radio went with “Bam! I got hit by Bambi.”
McCook acknowledged the tackle on his Facebook page with a photo, saying: “Got hit by a deer and ran over in front of my hotel!! Still see the deer fur on my arm.”
CBC Radio says McCook is a rapper and environmental management representative at the Kwadacha First Nation in Fort Ware, British Columbia.
“I get out of my truck,” he told CBC Radio. “When I start to make my way towards the entrance I hear three gallops to my left. I turned. Before I could process it was a deer and try to get out of the way – because my left leg was going left, my right leg was going right, leaving me in the middle – bam! I got hit by Bambi.”
Coincidentally, this is not all that unusual, based on YouTube videos, including one from four months ago that shows a deer hitting a cross country runner in a field.
Beware, Charlotte. Beware.