According to the Detroit Free Press, an Upper Peninsula couple got a rare, three day close up of an animal that usually roams Michigan forests unseen, a large bobcat.

As a couple left their house Nov. 12 for a walk in the woods, Diane Serra and her husband, Nick, said she saw a shape by a perennial flower bed she's grown at the edge of her yard, along a tree line only a stone's throw from their home's deck.

The bobcat had apparently killed a button buck, one of two young deer the couple had seen as fawns this past summer near their property.

For three days, the bobcat stayed on its kill, on the edge of the couple's yard.  Only the ringing gunshots of the start of firearm deer season Nov. 15 sent the cat scampering away.