MAYS LANDING, N.J. – A home surveillance camera caught a sight that you need to see to believe:
A deer jumped over a car in a driveway but didn’t quite make it all the way, crashing onto a pickup truck.
Unfortunately for the truck’s owner, the camera was not the only witness. The truck was for sale on social media. The SUV pulling up at the end of the driveway was the perspective buyer who saw the whole jump-turned-collision.
Jay Vaughan, the truck’s owner, wrote on Facebook.
“A guy calls from North Jersey and wants the truck 1000% as long as the body is as nice as it looks in the pictures. I assure him that it’s mint, and he says he’s driving down with the cash.”
It started out as an amazing feat of athleticism, as the deer effortlessly leaps over a car parked at the edge of the driveway.
But it went horribly wrong when it did not stick the landing. In the immortal words of Jim McKay, the animal goes from the “thrill of victory” to the “agony of defeat” in a moment.
The deer belly flops on the edge of the truck – front hooves are in, but his backend crushes the side panel.
The deer struggles to get into the bed then makes a graceful leap out and continues across the yard, apparently not badly injured.
As the deer takes a second leap off the pickup and scampers away, the dent left behind is evidenced by the glare from the sun …