Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) captured incredible footage of wild animals "playing in the snow" as a winter storm hit Colorado from Wednesday into Thursday, dumping more than a foot of fresh powder in some parts of the state. 

“Wonder how the deer handle a storm? They bed down and ride it out. Like these bucks," CPW tweeted Wednesday afternoon after heavy snow fell in Colorado Springs. 

In the video, a large buck can be seen laying its head into the snow. He then rolls back and forth.

"As the storm intensified, they hunkered down and the let snow pile up on their antlers and fur," CPW tweeted.

Deer weren't the only wild ones spotted in the freshly fallen snow. 

CPW says the bighorn sheep of the Rampart herd were also feeling feisty Thursday morning as "they jostled and sparred in the deep snow."

Editor's Note: Please remember to respect wildlife and always observe them from a safe distance!

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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