Deer will bring the zombie apocalypse, science says

Zombies are pretty prevalent throughout pop culture these days. There are movies, shows, books and comics that all deal with the mythology of an undead plague coming to eat you as humanity comes to an end. But most of the time, there’s no origin story for the cause of the zombie horde. We now know that it’s deer.

Zombie deer disease has been found in the U.S. and Canada, but authorities would rather you call it “chronic wasting disease” so you don’t induce a panic. It’s a neurological disease that affects’ deer’s behavior, and researchers are worried it’s going to make the jump to people someday soon.

To help delay the end of mankind, please shoot deer that don’t have any fear of you, and maybe don’t eat that venison your buddy gave you.