Blacktail deer and grizzly

Black tail deer

It is common to see deer and grizzly bears in close proximity. On the beach they will be with in 50 meters (yards) of each other and the bears will not attempt to run down the deer. It is a calculation of how much energy will be used and the chance of success and to a grizzly the answer is NO. On this day we were moving up river and waiting for the tide to rise before our next move. The grizzly and cubs we had been watching moved across the river (can see the mother grizzly on the stump on the far side watching) when a doe and two fawns walked across in front of our boat. The deer in the picture is a small fawn so the water in only 20 cm (6 inches) deep and about deep enough so we can move up river.