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Oklahoma is one of a kind.

For one, the Sooner State is home to a U.S. Senator who has flown an airplane around the world.

That’s right. In addition to serving as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe is an avid pilot with a collection of aircraft.

The GOP senator had a close call over the Fourth of July weekend. Sitting in the cockpit, Inhofe ran a plane off the runway to avoid hitting an animal, according to ABC News.

Inhofe was on the runway in Ketchum, a northwest Oklahoma town, when a frisky Bambi look-alike dashed onto the runway. Inhofe veered into the brush to avoid the deer.

ABC News reported the politician was uninjured. At Chicken-Fried News, we hope the same is true of the deer.

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