I was down at the lake yesterday morning trying to get this shot. I had to stand on a fence post on one leg and use the fold-out LCD display feature on my powershot-but I got it- when all of a sudden I heard a huge splash and crash and splash and crash on the other side of a large bush from where I was.
I couldn't see what was causing the raucous but it was loud enough to knock me off my perch and by the time I got to a spot where I could see around the bush, this giant doe came splashing and crashing out and began swimming in the deeper water. Things were moving so fast that I couldn't get my camera focused and then I became fascinated by watching a deer swim (how far would it go?) that it took me a moment to think about WHAT IT WAS THAT SCARED THE DEER SO?
Just a big kitty cat, as it turned out. I heard it up on the hill growling its displeasure at the ingenious deer and the interloper standing on the edge of the lake with shaking knees...
"Here kitty kitty..."