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Video: Wisconsin Gym Goer Has Velvet Buck Rub His Legs Like a Tree

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We’d say this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

For Wisconsin resident Dave Bernarde, a morning workout on August 16 at the local high school was anything but extraordinary. But when his sweat session concluded and he stepped outside the weight room to take a look at a wandering buck, things went from mundane to eye-opening pretty quickly.


Here’s the awesome video:

Okay, so this happened this morning. One of my morning workout buddies said the 6 point buck that had been seen around town was just outside. I went to look and watched him for a while. He seemed interested so I went closer and then this happened. Never in my life did I think this was possible.

Posted by Dave Bernarde on miércoles, 16 de agosto de 2017

What Bernarde found outside the gym was a six-point whitetail in velvet, and let’s just say a super friendly one at that. As he approached the young deer it came within a hand’s reach to his complete dismay. It’s then Bernarde began recording the encounter with his cell phone.

“I got up right close to him with my hand out and down goes his head, takes those velvet horns and locked them on my leg and started rubbing away. It was like, ‘Oh my God, this is crazy,'” Bernarde said. “To wrap those horns around my leg and try and rub it like a tree…I just never imagined in my life that I would have an encounter with an animal like that in that way, it just blew me away.”

It turns out this buck is somewhat of a celebrity in De Pere, with dozens of people experiencing fascinating and thrilling encounters. This is one friendly deer for sure!

Who has been lucky enough to touch velvet? We’d love to hear your stories!

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Video: Wisconsin Gym Goer Has Velvet Buck Rub His Legs Like a Tree