This hunter was observing some elk when he witnessed and filmed this incredible and epic battle between a pack of coyotes and mule deer.
Coyotes are extremely effective predators, especially when they are hunting in a pack. A regular summer day turned into a bitter battle for a fawn and its herd when a pack of coyotes decided to try and turn the young one into an easy meal.
The does in the herd of mule deer responded quickly to the screams of distress from the fawn and the coyotes got more than they bargained for.
Unfortunately, nature isn’t always a pretty sight and the fawn was on the losing end of this particular battle for survival.
Coyotes have to eat as well and, in this case, the deer weren’t able to fend off the attacks quickly enough to save the fawn’s life.
That was quite a battle though.