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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Beware of Fawns

FAWN

The city's Wildlife Education Committee wishes to remind everyone that this is the time of year when you might come into encounter with a fawn (a baby deer which has a white-spotted reddish-brown "baby coat" and is not weaned).

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 Mom 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 Mom. If you disturb a fawn, leave it at its current 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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