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Legendary Leapers

Needisome help to 'leap' into the extra day tomorrow? Perhaps knowing the jumping power of some local leapers can help!

Anyone who has tried to keep deer out of their garden can attest to the amazing verticals achieved by a mule deer - you will need at least a 6-7 ft (2 m) tall fence to stop them from leaping into your vegetable patch.

Teeny little tree frogs can jump nearly 7 feet (2 m) horizontally, and a Nuttall's Cottontail can double that with a impressive 15 ft (4.5 m) horizontal leap.

The cougar is the real expert leaper though - they can clear 40 feet in a single bound and jump up to EIGHTEEN feet straight up, which makes it one of best in the world!

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