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    06-13-2010, 09:28 PM
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Cool Nature is an amazing thing.

Isn't it funny how animals are born with inherited knowledge that is so ingrained in their genetic makeup that they know almost from the moment they are born?

Coming home the other day from picking up a load of hay, we saw a doe walking down the road. As we got closer, we noticed another, smaller, animal walking beside her and realized that she was a mother. As we came up on them, the doe jumped the fence and as soon as she did, her baby just hit the dirt. It crumpled up and put it's legs over the top of its neck and head and just layed there. We even stopped and got out of the pickup to go look at it. We were within just a couple of feet of it and it never moved a muscle. I managed some pictures with my phone and thought I would share. It was so small that it couldn't possibly have been more than just a couple of days old.





     
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    06-13-2010, 09:40 PM
  #2
Showing
Wow, too cool.... Great photos, amazing story. Mother nature sure looks after her own!
     
    06-13-2010, 09:50 PM
  #3
Showing
Great photos and yes nature is wonder and beauty. Love the Indian blankets too, they are doing a good job of cover for the little one.
I have a killdeer that laid 3 little eggs in the middle of my driveway. I put a marker near it so we don't run them over. Every time we pull in the drive or I walk down to get the mail, that little mother bird does her "I'm dying come for me" dance trying to lure me away from the nest. She acts like she has a broken wing, rolls around in the grass and just makes a general ruckus. I'm amazed at the ingrained natural preservation instinct of this little bird, the same amazement at the little fawn.
Thanks for sharing
     
    06-14-2010, 01:53 AM
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Oh, too cute! And well hidden, too!
Did you make sure the mother came back for it once you left?
     
    06-14-2010, 02:14 AM
  #5
Trained
That is just too precious. =]

Can you imagine what poor little fawn is thinking? Something along the lines of, "OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG," lol. Thanks so much for sharing.
     
    06-14-2010, 08:01 AM
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Aww, that little fawn is way too cute.

Nature is amazing. Our upper secondary school biology teacher told us that if there's a nest of some waterfowl (sorry, I don't remember the exact species) on a bank etc and you roll something, for example a rock, down that bank close to the nest, the mother bird will roll it (back) into the nest. A reflex that ensures that eggs will stay in the nest and safe. Except the mother bird doesn't discern an egg and some other object .
     
    06-14-2010, 06:24 PM
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Thanks you guys. I was in absolute awe because I have never been that close to a fawn before and just had to share.

Carleen, no we didn't wait for momma to come back. If we had stayed within eyeshot, she would have stayed hidden until she could no longer see, hear, or smell us before coming to baby to tell him/her it was okay to get up. But we didn't touch it so our smell didn't contaminate it. I am sure momma came back a while after we left.
     
    06-15-2010, 12:25 AM
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That is awsome smrobs. So precious.
     
    06-15-2010, 01:36 AM
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Green Broke
Awww...what an adorable baby. Yes, nature is amazing.
     
    06-15-2010, 01:50 AM
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Started
That's true, she would have been watching to make sure you left too I'm sure.

In our old house which was in a suburban neighbourhood, with about a 1/4 acre lot which high fences and surrounded by other houses we woke up one morning to a HUGE buck in our backyard. It was amazing to see him! Of course the second he saw us, he leapt the fence and was gone. Wish I had gotten pictures.
     

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