This is the viral moment a teenager shouts loudly after spotting a deer enjoying a dip in am idyllic Austrian lake apparently scaring the animal and causing it to swim away.
The deer, which was referred to as “Rudolf the reindeer” in the video, apparently due to its antlers, became an internet sensation after Austrian teen Dominic Truppe, 19, filmed it and posted it on the social network TikTok.
Dominic Truppe (https://www.instagram.com/dominic.truppe) was amazed to notice a deer enthusiastically swimming in Lake Worth (Worthersee) in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia near the Slovenian border where it is known as Vrbsko jezero.
Amazed by the deer, Dominic yells in the video: “OMG! It’s a f*cking reindeer! A f*cking reindeer in Worthersee!”
He then adds: “OMG! There is a reindeer! Rudolph, Rudolph, why are you running away?”
Apparently petrified, ‘Rudolph’ meanwhile continues swimming while trying to get away from the teenager’s boat.
Dominic, who enjoys skating and snowboarding in his free time, told Newsflash: “I can confirm that the deer is doing well and it was unharmed. We checked later that it safely got out of the water.”
The 19-year-old Tik Tok user and former YouTuber, who comes from the Austrian city of Klagenfurt am Worthersee and owns a clothing brand, said: “It has always been my dream to have my own brand and now I have fulfilled my dream.”
The teen told Newsflash that he just goes with the flow and has not made any serious plans for the future yet.
The rather unusual video went viral within a few hours after it was uploaded on Dominic’s TikTok profile, and it has currently been watched nearly 900,000 times.