Deer Collides With Cyclist During A Triathalon
Shane O’Reilly from Blackrock in County Dublin, only had 10km left of the road race when a deer collided with him. He told the press that the collision caused his helmet to be cracked, but he still managed to get back up and finish the race.
Photographer Erik Scraggs was at the event when he managed to capture the extraordinary moment. He said he never thought the stag would “try and leap over the cyclists”.
“As I was standing waiting for a group of cyclists to approach, I heard a rustling behind me and I turned to see a couple of stags running parallel to the road,” he told the BBC.