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rmr posted some great pics today and I got to looking at them and I wanted other members opinion on these..... To me it looks like the deer only have one foot in contact with the ground while running or is it just an optical illusion?????

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certainly appears that way. I've got some old video of 4 deer running across a field and at times none of thier feet are on the ground.
 

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:kewlpics:Id say they are one-footin' myself. Kinda like a dog.?????:confused:
 

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Now mule deer will alternate between 4 feet on the ground then zero. They sure got a funny way of traveling.
 

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well.... a deer that seems to be pivoting only has one leg on the ground..

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Well... it sure looks like it to me...... interesting facts for sure...... maybe we can get a specialist on here to verify.......

Any takers????????

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Originally posted by kevthebassman
Now mule deer will alternate between 4 feet on the ground then zero. They sure got a funny way of traveling.
I have been told that horses have all feet of the ground for minute intervals during a full gallop so I guess it is feasible that other 4 legged animals do too...... Just never saw it. or even thought about it I guess......... :thinking::thinking:
 

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I've been looking on line myself, and what little pics I've seen it appears running on 1 leg
 

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The four legs on the ground at once would give you one heck of a bunch of forward propulsion. One leg on the ground after you get going would be all you need for directional changes or to take another stride at full speed.
Honestly, I've never thought about it either as I'm not usually looking at the feet of deer...:thinking:
But if I had to guess, there tis.
 
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