By Naja Rayne / People
December 26, 2015

Santa has made his rounds for the year, but he didn’t quite make it back to the North Pole without being seen.

An officer in Noble County, Indiana, spotted Santa and his reindeer just as they were taking off and captured the moment on his dash cam.

In the photo, six of the eight famous animals are quite the literal version of a deer caught in headlights as they prance into the night sky.

“Photo taken from the dashcam of a Noble County Patrol car in the southern part of Noble County heading northbound a short time ago!” the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department captioned the photo on Facebook, which has since been removed. “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

This story originally appeared in People.com

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