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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Caring for our Fawns


The city's Wildlife Education Committee wishes to remind everyone this is the time of year when you may encounter a fawn (a baby deer which has a white-spotted reddish-brown "baby coat").

Does associate with their fawns very little during the first 8 weeks after giving birth.  When they are not nursing their young, the fawns lie motionless among plants to try to keep themselves concealed waiting for its mother to return, which is why we tend to find baby deer during the day.  Thus, if you find a baby deer in yard, please do not disturb it - a fawn that looks healthy and is not crying as if it is starving is undoubtedly being cared for by its mother.  If you disturb a fawn, leave it or return it to its found location as mom will return to take care of it!

Please keep your eyes open for these small creatures, and remember Do Not Disturb them.

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