I was only zeroing my scope – what was this deer thinking?

I know deer season is upon us, though I am not a hunter. (Not yet anyway.) All the people in their blaze orange will be out enjoying nature, employing their tried and true tactics, until they find their target. A couple weeks ago I was in Indiana, and I was zeroing the new Leupold Mk 6 Riflescope at 100 yards. We had already boresighted the rifle, and then fired a couple shots figuring out where we stood. This scope has a different method to set the zero than other scopes we have, so we paused for just a moment to read the manual, and then I was about to take another shot… I looked through my scope, and you won’t believe what I saw.  I will let my photos tell the story:

Zeroing my new Mk 6 Leupold scope at 100 yards
Zeroing my new Mk 6 Leupold scope at 100 yards
I can't see the target!  Wait - is that a deer?
I can’t see the target! Wait – is that a deer?
The Deer thinks, "Wait, is that a gun pointed at me?"
Yes, yes it is a deer.
The Deer thinks, "Wait, is that a gun pointed at me?"
The Deer thinks, “Wait, is that a gun pointed at me?”
Second deer thought: "I'm out of here!"
Second deer thought: “I’m out of here!”

We couldn’t believe what we were seeing, we had seriously been firing shots through that target within 2 minutes of her walking into our bullet path. Luckily I had my Cannon (forgive my BIG GUN Freudian slip). I actually had my Canon nearby and quietly snapped a few photos. We just sat there silently watching her until she went on her way – it was the magic of nature.

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  2. Not very smart are they? Still wondering how many centuries must pass before they evolve to the point that they know NOT to run TOWARDS the sound of a 300 HP engine traveling at 70 MPH down a road.

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