Kentucky Deer and Kitten share a tender moment of friendship

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I remember growing up when I was about 10, we had a young deer that visited us every day. She would come to the front yard and just spend some quiet time with my family. We caressed her gently. It was magical.

Growing up in the countryside, things like this happen all the time, but in a housing estate? It must be rare. But, it recently happened in an Eastern Kentucky front yard. It looks like the deer is coming to visit a little furry friend.

According hello america,

Michael Cyrus of Georgetown, Ky., documented the sweet moment between his neighbor’s kitten, Bailey, and a deer that often visits his home.

Can a deer and a cat really be friends?

The website, cottagelife.com said, yes, quite a bit.

In general, their friendship is probably pretty harmless, but the deer has most likely lost its fear of humans with cats, given that someone is obviously documenting the pair up close. Because of this, deer may begin to frequent higher traffic areas, posing a threat to both deer and humans.

The many deer and cat videos on YouTube say yes too.

Why do deer lick cats?

While researching, I came across a article that cat dander tastes salty, so cats become like licking salt to a deer.

Another post said it was part of their natural instinct to groom to bond.

Licking/Grooming (all deer, all seasons): Deer lick and groom around the shoulders and neck. This is done to maintain bonds between deer, especially with mother and fawn.

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