Old visuals of deer with a frozen face is from Kazakhstan and not from the recent US bomb storm.

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Claim

This extreme cold weather across many parts of the USA & Canada has been extremely harsh for people & wildlife. This crazy footage shows two walkers who spotted a deer with its mouth,eyes & ears completely frozen over. Brilliant effort to help! 👏🏼 Stay safe everyone

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Explanation

Video footage of deer with a frozen face is shared widely on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter with the claim that it is a recent visual from the bomb storm in the US. This particular video is shared by many including Rupin Sharma IPS and mainstream media channels like Mirror Now. A few other verified Twitter accounts that shared the video with a similar claim can be seen here, here, and here.

What is the truth?

The viral video looked familiar and when checking the comments section we found people commenting that they have seen the video in the previous year. So we ran a keyword search to check if the footage is recent. The search yielded several results proving that the video is not recent.

RT, a Russian-affiliated media posted the viral video on 4, March 2021 mentioning that the footage was from Kazakhstan.

The same video was also published on the Facebook page ‘Oran today’ mentioning that it is from Kazakhstan.

The viral video was published by ‘Press TV’ Youtube channel on 4, March 2021 with the title ‘Frozen deer saved by locals in Kazakhstan’. The description part of the video says “Two Kazakhstan residents Abylaikhan Kuandyk and Nurzhan Makayev found a roe deer on the road on February 25”. The video was credited to Makaev and Ruptly.

An article on dated 2, March 2021 on ‘actualidad.rt’ explained the incident that happened in Kazakhstan. Another article from ‘ecu11’ dated 1, March 2021 relayed the same information.

Conclusion

It is found that the video footage shared with the claim that it is recent from the bomb storm in the US is not true. The video is actually from Kazakhstan.

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