A deer put Michael Jordan to shame after it was filmed leaping to an insane height while crossing a road in India. A jaw-dropping video of the gravity-defying feat currently boasts over 85,000 views on Twitter as of Monday morning.
“And the gold medal for long & high jump goes to…..” reads the caption to the high-flying footage, which was shared Friday to the Twitter account of India-based environmental NGO WildLense Eco Foundation.
In the exhilarating slow-motion clip, a spotted deer can be seen emerging from a river and jumping effortlessly across a dirt path. During the incredible soaring leap, the ungulate glides through the air at approximately the height of a person as if suspended by wires in a Hong Kong kung-fu flick.
The clip concludes with this badass Bambi sailing into the bushes on the other side of the path and running off while bystanders look on in awe.
Although the clip’s poster doesn’t actually disclose what type of deer is featured in the footage, the axis deer — a species native to India — can reportedly leap over fences when threatened, Hunting Heart reported.
Social media wildlife enthusiasts were impressed at the animal’s “Matrix”-evoking jump.
“Wow, never seen such a long jump from anybody but this one is literally flying,” commented one awestruck gawker of the acrobatic animal’s awe-inspiring air time. Another wrote, “Yes the gold medal goes to daring ‘Deer’ what a jump! I can’t believe this.”
One fan analogized the scene to something out of an “action movie.”
This isn’t the first time an animal has showcased seemingly species-defying athleticism. Two years ago, a javelina proved that pigs can “fly” after it was filmed galloping down an Arizona street at a ludicrous speed.