Yep, looks like a deer scrape to me. I kept a sharp eye on a scrape left by a bruiser of a buck. A buck that I thought was the boss buck in the area, because I had witnessed him breeding several does in our backyard over the course of several years. A few days later, I saw the biggest coastal deer I had ever seen. Almost Mule deer sized and with a very large 4x4 rack with eye guards, which is unusual in our area, as most males are forked horn. He promptly went to town enlarging the scrape and then urinated on it. He returned 3 times to the scrape that season and repeated his ceremony. That season, he was the buck in my backyard with the females. It was my impression that the original buck was the boss buck until the larger animal showed up. There were other, smaller bucks that showed up, but they didn't add to the scrape. They would urinate off to the side and a couple of times, I witnessed sparing matches with several young males involved and none of them messed with the scrape. They'd all go over and sniff it up pretty good, licking their noses to enhance their scenting abilities and then do battle. Very interesting.
All life is subject to the laws of Nature, or to be more precise, the laws of our CREATOR.