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Tracking a courageous doe


Citizen Photo/Paul Hughes

One courageous doe! After numerous treks, I finally tracked and photographed a doe that according to locals showed extraordinary courage escaping certain death for herself and her fawn.
Paul Hughes
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This wildlife story reportedly took place in a forest along Nehalem Bay. A doe was grazing with her young fawn when suddenly a cougar pounced upon the doe’s back.
Ferocious bites and digging claws amazingly failed to fell the doe. Perhaps a mother’s protective instinct gave the doe the courage to fend off the attack and despite deep wounds escape with her fawn.
Pictured recently, deep scars and gashes are shown across the doe’s head, neck and back. She was possibly a missing chunk from her front leg, give credence to this amazing tale of one courageous doe.