Coyotes are effective predators in packs, but this lone coyote might be all bark and no bite.

A Calgary resident filmed this odd encounter between a lone coyote and a whitetail doe. The deer in the video appears to chase down and intimidate a coyote, and it eventually scares it off.

The uploader of the video speculated that the coyote may have attacked her fawn and this display was meant to protect her offspring. Whatever the background story, this behavior is not often captured on video. More commonly people usually observe deer being attacked by coyotes, so it’s interesting to watch a deer defend itself and its young.

 

Image from Charlene Jarvis on YouTube

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