This painting depicts a Muledeer buck and doe during their grazing in a prairie landscape with the mountains in the distance and the low rays of a late summer. Suddenly there is a rustle in the nearby bushes. The deer look up, startled, looking at the direction of the sound, to find out whether it is friend or foe. The painting catches their look of surprise mingled with caution and fear. Their ears perked up and tails swishing, they are ready to bolt at the slightest hint of danger.