"DO NOT PICK UP A FAWN!!!!"
Many years ago Tracy saved me from ruining a fawns life - here's a quick version
BC(before cell phones) and BIP(before indoor plumbing) and before
internet service at my house - a Doe(that's the fawn's mom) decided a good
place to leave her baby would be on the leaf littered path to my outhouse!!!!!
Well when in doubt - use the paper phone book, look up Tracy's number,
leave her a message on her machine(remember those?) and wait.
A fawn left by his/her mom looks like it's dead - the fawn appears
to have broken legs - turns out that's the defense mechanism built into
the baby to ward off predators. They stare at you with those eyes that
never blink nor do they move a muscle. In truth they are invisible from prying eyes.
Tracy returned my call eventually - after a long day of teaching and spent
time on the phone teaching me all about fawns. She said by morning the fawn
would be gone and of course she was right.
A lot of the fawns that rescues receive all over the country are fawns that don't need to be rescued.
PLEASE DO NOT PICK UP A FAWN NEXT SPRING
CALL TRACY OR YOUR NEAREST WILDLIFE MANAGER
Here's what a fawn looks like when left - never moves a muscle
see the fawn?
see the fawn now?
Some fawns do need rescuing - if the mom is dead in the road - if the fawn is
agitated and moving about - but in most cases you should leave it alone.
The mom's milk will dry up in 24 hours if the baby is taken away!
How sad is that!????
Thanks for taking a look and learning about fawns.
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