Day 36: October 31, 2004 - More Dangerous Than Mountain Lions

by Karen Williams
I saw this buck near Pine Creek, and as I took pictures of him I crept closer and closer until I stood about ten feet away to take this picture with my macro lens. As I watched him, amazed at my good luck at getting so close, I thought, "Do deer charge people? Maybe I shouldn't be standing quite so close." After which, I retreated to what I felt was a safer distance. Although deer are generally not aggressive, I certainly did not want to be charged by this buck and his antlers.  In an interesting side note, in the 1970's a deer did attack some tourists, making deer statistically more risky than mountain lions in Zion, since there has never been a mountain lion attack in Zion National Park.

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365 Days in Zion is a photo experience by Karen and Christian Williams. Together, we spent an entire year in Zion National Park amidst snow, rain, flash floods, brush fires, and the beautiful sunny blue skies that typify Southern Utah in the United States of America.

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