Maybe he should have counted sheep instead.
A Virginia high school student was napping on a school bus Monday when a deer crashed through the windshield and landed on him.
The deer scampered off after the bus driver slowed down and opened the door. The pupil, 15-year-old Brendan Martin of Powhatan High School, was not injured, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. But he was befuddled.
â€œI was really confused because I was trying to sleep and I woke up to something on my back,â€ Martin told WTVR-TV. â€œI realized it was a deer and was just very confused because Iâ€™d never seen a deer actually jump through a windshield and then land.â€
Despite the crazy incident, Martin said heâ€™ll still look for his favorite seat at the front of the bus.Â
â€œThereâ€™s no way itâ€™s happening twice,â€ he said to the station.Â
Wildlife encounters with school buses have produced worse results. In 2005, a 14-year-old passenger stashed a coral snake into a book and it escaped and bit him.
Even waiting for the school bus can be dangerous. In 2019, a woman and her child were attacked by a rabid raccoon at a bus stop.
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