A deer was fleeing some hunters and ran inside a cave.
"I'll be safe in here!" thought the deer. "I'll just wait here inside the cave until the hunters are gone, and then it will be safe for me to go back out."
What the deer didn't know was that there was a lion in that cave.
The lion pounced on the deer and tore her to pieces.
"Alas!" shrieked the deer. "I was on the run from human hunters, but it is actually another wild animal who has killed me."
Be careful not to exchange one danger for another.
Inspired by: Mille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 159 in the book, which is Perry 76.