The rut is almost over but the hormones continue to rage a bit. Bucks are hard at work trying to woo the does, sometimes with little success. Such was the case with this young fellow.
I spotted the buck and doe approaching from one side of my truck and they were moving fast. She clearly wanted nothing to do with him and she raced across the road and toward a distant tree line with him giving pursuit the entire way.
These deer can run 35 mph and I believe they had to have been running every bit of that. I don’t know if he was ever successful in catching his potential mate as they disappeared into the distance. She clearly took the “playing hard to get” to the extreme as fast and far as she ran. 😉