Remember when your mom used to say, “If so-and-so jumped off a bridge, would you do that, too?”
Well, no one warned these deer of that risk.
The strange incident happened in Myersdale on a new section of road for Route 219, a four-lane highway being built in the area. The section of the bridge the deer jumped from was about 50 feet high, according to reports.
Needless to say, none of the bucks survived the fall. But it probably wasn’t suicide. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation believes the deer may have been spooked by a vehicle while on the bridge. When one jumped, the others followed.
Amazingly, in that incident, the roof broke the fall, and the deer survived and ran out, to be discovered shortly afterward by a worker.