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post #1 of 6 Old 05-30-2020, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Found this in the woods!

I found this in our woods. It's very young. I didn't touch it, mother is probably not far away. I've never seen such a young fawn.20200530_135621.jpg20200530_135356.jpg

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-30-2020, 05:52 PM
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I read someplace that new fawns are left by their mothers so predators not scent the mother but attack the fawn who can't defend or escape.
Fawns have no scent at birth so are not a threat to be found if mom is a distance away.
Mom will return when it is safe later and take care of the baby at that time.
I also read not to be surprised that baby fawn can be found deposited in safe locations different daily.
I saw pictures of a fawn being left outside a garage door in a soft garden bed of plants but no predator was going to come their to hurt that baby...and the people in that home, well, they fed and provided food for the deer during times when there was none, those humans would not let them starve so...well, baby is safe. did good.
Pictures speak of a healthy alert baby, but one waiting not in distress for mom to return and she will.
Maybe mom will show you that baby standing with her and you'll get another opportunity to have a once in a lifetime moment of such innocent beauty within your cameras reach to record.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-30-2020, 07:17 PM
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A lovely picture, they can lay there so quiet and not moving. One time out on a ride with three others, we were walking single file in long grass. I was last and just happened to look down and there was a little fawn right beside where we walked. It didn't move even with four horses walking right beside it.
I didn't say anything as I thought if better to just leave it alone. I wonder how a horse would have reacted if it jumped up right under their nose.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-30-2020, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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I think instinctively wild animals are afraid of humans. I'm amazed birds all around the horse as it grazes.
Only thing that concerns us is we have coyote we've seen here for last couple of years and decimated deer population.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-30-2020, 08:41 PM
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too cute! The deer leave their babies at my work all the time during the day. (I work at a facility inside a base and it's a no hunting zone) they find a place they think is safe and they leave the babies there. They will come back for it.

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-07-2020, 05:37 PM
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So cute! We have many many deer around here, I see brand new babies like that all the time. Some are still wet, wobbly legged after their mother.

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