'Uh-oh': Herd of Deer Swept Away by Flash Flooding in Central Alabama

A herd of deer struggled to cross raging floodwaters in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, amid flash flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for the area on June 8.

Video recorded by Chris Zarzaur shows a group of deer trying to maneuver across a flooded area outside his home, before they are swept away by the water.

“Many people expressed concern for the deer in the video, but I can assure you they are fine,” Zarzaur told Storyful. “They are excellent swimmers and have numerous places to escape the water just shortly past the end of the video.” Credit: Chris Zarzaur via Storyful

Video transcript

- Look at that. It's a big [INAUDIBLE]. You think they're trying to get to that thing in the middle?

- Oh, look at him push.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Uh-oh. Now this is going to be bad. Now we're done. Uh-oh.

- Oh, there goes one.

- Ew. Oh, it's so sad. They all gone?

- No, there's more there.

- Look at that. It's a big [INAUDIBLE]. You think they're trying to get to that thing in the middle?

- Oh, they're getting pushed.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Uh-oh. Now this is going --

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