Snowmobile vs. Deer: Video Captures the Exact Moment

It turns out Michigan drivers aren’t the only ones who have to worry about deer collisions.

Dave Osborn of Kalamazoo and his friend were out for a night snowmobile ride Saturday when a young deer decided to cross into the path just as Osborn was passing.

His GoPro helmet camera was rolling.

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Image source: YouTube

“During a Night Ride near Amasa in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, a small deer shot out in front of me and there was nothing I could do,” Osborn wrote on YouTube.

“I’ve seen the video 20 times, and every time I jump,” Osborn told MLive, noting he was going about 20 miles per hour on the trail.

See if you don’t bite your nails watching the footage:

Osborn told MLive that though the animal was “clobbered,” it was able to get off and run into the woods. His snowmobile only has a bit of cosmetic damage. And as for everyone else?

“I think everybody is getting entertainment value out of it, except for the deer,” he told MLive.