Mystery Deer Pursuit

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JANUARY, 2019
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I was chatting with some neighbors in my driveway around 9:30 one night. It was snowing fairly heavily. The energy shifted and the dogs around us became restless; we looked up and a gorgeous buck was down the street. He ran down the street in our direction, which seemed odd in retrospect because he was running toward people instead of away and the dogs stayed close instead of chasing. I told my neighbor I would walk them home. When we got to their house, we found what looked to be a big cat paw print in the snow (too big for a dog’s paw) of the driveway. We hadn’t seen a mountain lion, but felt that some strange big invisible or real cat had been in the deer’s pursuit.

Submitted by Liz