Speechless. This is happening in my backyard, and if I'd decided to make another cup of tea, I'd have missed it all.
Doe 2 decides to get the hayull out of Dodge. One of the wonderful things about deer is those flexible spines. I'm not at all sure a cow (the only other bovid with which I have much experience) could crouch like this. I guess it's all about speed and leaping ability, and you need a flexible spine for those things.
Doe 1 doesn't do more than a half-hearted charge. She knows she's bluffed her way to supremacy.
I'm glad no hoof met flesh.