Her husband rushed outside to confront the stranger.
"I'm chasing a wounded doe," he replied.
The hunter had strayed outside the park to chase the doe.
Not long after he departed, the ailing animal made an appearance.
Parks officials were called.
"She was suffering, laying there in my backyard, and I said, 'For God's sake, put her out of her misery," Zavitz tells The Dodo.
"And this wounded animal was shot in the head in front of my daughter. It was horrendous. It's something that nobody would want to sit through. It was just awful."
But on the last weekend of the hunt, all the stakeholders gathered quietly in their respective camps at the entrance to the park. There were the park rangers standing vigilant in the winter chill. A handful of protesters huddled just outside the barricade. And, just to the side of the driveway, gathered perhaps the most important stakeholders of all - those whose right to hunt goes back for centuries.