I was standing on a porch of a single family home – not sure whose home…the porch was about four feet off of the ground with a wooden railing. I was looking out over the lawn which was bordered by tall grass and low trees and bushes (no sidewalks or streets). I saw several deer – a buck a few doe, fawns, all huddled together like a nest or den. I exclaimed “Oh! Look!” and went inside the house and grabbed my camera. The camera was plugged into the charger. I grabbed it and ran outside and set the lens view on the deer. The deer were under water – completely clear, calm water. This factor was not unusual to me in the dream (but rather unusual awake!) . I focused on the deer and clicked the shutter, but nothing happened. Then I noticed there were no batteries in the camera. At that moment, from the left of the lawn, came a large feline. It was the size and shape of a lioness, with the spots of a leopard. It was stalking and stealthily approaching the deer. I ran inside, grabbed the batteries and ran back out, fumbling to put them in the camera and get a shot. I dropped them over the railing and was afraid to leave the porch because of the lion/leopard. I stood on the porch looking at the batteries in the grass below. Someone… I don’t know who in my waking state, but I knew him in my dream was standing to the right of the porch, but on the lawn and offered to get them for me. Then I awoke.
I see huge symbolism in this dream, but haven’t put together a possible message or meaning. If you are reading this and are savvy in dream interpretation, I would welcome any input.