Best think twice about running in the woods next time you’re deer hunting. Just ask this kid (once he wakes up, that is).
Running is one outdoor activity that comes with minimal risk. Sure, you might run out of breath from time to time, or, worst-case scenario, sprain an ankle. Then again, if your name is Justin DeLuzio, you’ll be forever remembered as that unlucky kid runner who got completely owned by a deer one sunny day in Pennsylvania.
Don’t be shy with the volume in this clip. You won’t want to miss this gem from the peanut gallery, still running: “Watch out for the deer!!! Oooooh!!!”
Right. Like Justin was going to hear that warning.
Here we go…
Deer CRUSHES cross country runner during a race! Video: Eric Bologa https://t.co/veMxhcpG62
— MileSplit US (@milesplit) November 16, 2016
Poor Justin goes down harder than a WWE body slam. And as you’ll see (in between winces and cringes) the sure-footed whitetail never even missed a beat. In fact, I don’t think it broke stride; that’s how bad-ass it is. Who knows why it felt the need to bring all the backup?
On the bright side, rumor has it, Justin finished the race. Well, after the stars disappeared and his spine realigned, that is. But in all seriousness, both deer and boy are fine. Only one is suffering from a bruised ego.
So to all you hunters, best walk slowly the next time you hit the woods. Don’t become another Justin.