There was a little mexican stand-off at the Mill River this morning. This poor young buck was waiting out this coyote who was on the hunt. At first it looked as though the deer may have been stuck in the river mud, but it soon became clear that he was just keeping a safe distance from the coyote. The coyote paced in and out of the woods. (thanks to hubby Neil for sharing his pics!)
At first the coyote looked like he was just going to wait for the tide to come in and draw the deer back to land.
But he headed back into the woods and the deer began to move down the river a bit.