Deer is a large mammal of the Deer family, distributed mainly in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, China, and Indochina countries.
They are the largest known deer living in the tropics and subtropics. Adult deer have a tall, strong build, body length is about 1.8 to 2 meters, shoulder height is 1.4 to 1.6 meters and weight is about 2 quintals.
In a short video that captures a brief encounter between a leopard and a mother and daughter deer (also known as Sambar deer), the initial prey can be seen, despite its slow response, but its brave decision helps it. escaped death not once, but twice from the clutches of leopards.
According to the visitor, who recorded the above interesting video, the hunt was started when the leopard suddenly appeared and rushed towards the mother and son of the deer family – at that time calmly drinking water in the village. River bank. Immediately, the mother deer ran away reflexively, and the baby deer still did not understand what was happening.
When the predator got too close, the fawn was startled, but by then it was too late to run in the mother’s direction. Instead of crashing to his death, the deer made the brave decision to plunge straight into the deep water without a moment’s hesitation.
It was this decision that helped it narrowly escape death, because the leopard, although running very fast on land, is extremely difficult to manage when in the water. The proof is that even though the fawn was caught, the leopard still had to let go because the water was too deep.
After the “missing death” phase, the deer’s attempt to return to the shore continued to be challenged, as the leopard still did not give up. At this point, it was already waiting in shallow water, and was about to pounce on its prey a second time. However, the quick-witted fawn repeated the tactic of rushing into the middle of the water, causing the leopard to return to shore in disgust.
It was not until this time that the mother deer reappeared to intervene and protect the young, but it was clear that the brave deer managed to successfully escape the predator’s clutches on his own.