Chance encounters are common in the outdoors, especially with deer. But they aren’t limited to people. Deer often have run-ins with other wildlife, as these photos attest.
The photo of the bear and the large buck engaged in a staredown leaves you wondering what happened next. It’s a remarkable image from the bear’s vantage point, and it was captured on a trail camera by Walter Gulitis in July.
While we’re on the topic of staredowns, nothing beats the trail camera photo from Philip Mathers. Taken in the Trucksville area on June 3, it looks like neither the deer or the raccoon are willing to budge.
See the gray fox standing out in the open in the photo sent in by Dallas resident Jerry Passerrello? Well, according to his trail camera it was taken at 8:36 p.m. Now check out the photo of the doe in the same spot. Look at the treeline behind her and you’ll see the gray fox watching intently. That photo was taken two minutes later, indicating the deer gave the fox the boot so it could eat.
Finally, it’s obvious that deer will stare at virtually anything, not only other wildlife. Here’s a photo captured by Michele Howarth on Tunkhannock. She said the deer visits her cat in the backyard almost daily.
Capture anything interesting on your handheld or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or anything unique? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to email@example.com.