This deer definitely overestimated its own abilities!

Last week, Nanaimo resident Natasha Mickey posted this video of a deer tripping while trying to leap over her two-metre backyard fence.

According to a CHEK News report, on Thursday morning, Mickey was startled to find a deer in her enclosed backyard, since that has never happened before.

Natasha went to check on the deer after it fell head over heels off her backyard fence, only to find that it had ran away – we can only assume that the animal is safe and sound.

Be careful if you see a deer in your yard – it might just be more scared of you than you are of it!