Possibly my favorite cryptid, the Not Deer are usually found around the Appalachians and take on a very sneaky form.
The Not Deer look like Deer but not. Something is always off. As though they are just glitched replicas. Maybe body parts are too long or too short or bend the wrong way. Maybe they have predator eyes and teeth or a dog's maw. Maybe they have too many of something.
Not Deer are not afraid of humans but do not approach them. They will lead you deep into the forest and devour you. If you see it, pretend you didn't and calmly walk away. Do not run. They are predators and will see this as an invitation to take chase.
Can I fight a Not Deer?
Look. Probably fucking not. Not only are deer surprisingly strong and deadly but a fake deer with predator strength? I don't want to tangle with that.