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A Fawn Born Outside my Window

Thursday, May 23, 2013

You can see through the window to where I sit to eat and read. It's about 3 feet away. I didn't even notice the fawn, the air conditioning repair man told me about it. This morning I ran off a deer in the woods, like I always do with deer, having no idea there was a baby nearby. It had to have been born last night because it wasn't there when I closed the windows before I went to bed.

I called the county animal control to ask what to do, but could only leave a message. I can't let it die.
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    Fawns are so lovely. We see them all the time at our wooded lake property.
    1730 days ago
    How beautiful! I hope the mama came back. Please keep us posted.
    1731 days ago
    How awesome and pretty! I am pretty sure the mother will return to feed the fawn. Keep us posted!
    1731 days ago
    The mother may have just hidden it there. It's doubtful she gave birth there.They leave their babies all the time during the day in safe places while they get something to eat. Their babies are safer hidden than they are trying to keep up with mama. It puts both the doe and baby at risk and they usually wait until their legs are stronger before they take them with them much. We have two areas in our yard where the does hide their babies and one is probably 15 feet from our back door behind one of our sheds and the other is by the pond. They usually try to choose an area to camouflage them and sometimes we barely even notice them unless they move.

    1732 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/23/2013 7:03:25 PM
    So pretty! And: I'm sure the mother will be back . . . maybe after dark!
    1732 days ago
    AWESOME!!! How precious!!!
    1732 days ago
    Please let us know how it goes! I doubt you scared the mother away for long.
    1732 days ago
    Good luck with that, Nell. Many of the replies seem to be familiar with this event so, hopefully, it will all be okay. I'm glad
    1732 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Wow! How precious! You must live in a woodsy area! Hopefully, the others are right and the mother will look after it. It does makes sense for her not to hang around and lead predators to it. My Mom had deer and coyotes living near her house, in the bush below her hill overlooking the river. This is in spite of a busy road being between the river and the wildlife.
    1732 days ago
  • DR1939
    We had one born in our front lawn last year. The mom was on her way to the woods. After their born the doe takes them to a safe place and leaves them alone, coming only to feed them. This helps keep predators from finding them. She'll be back to move it.
    1732 days ago
  • AMAS92568
    How sweet!

    You might try calling a regular old veterinarian.
    1732 days ago
    The mother will be back to collect her fawn. You really are fortunate that she felt secure enough to leave it there. emoticon
    1732 days ago
    Mom will come back for the little one. Just leave it alone and at night keep the lights off. She'll probably move it away from the house. Even if she doesn't, she'll still come back and feed it at night. This is how deer are and how they keep their young safe. Take it as a compliment that she feel safe enough to leave her baby by your house!!!
    1732 days ago
    Please just leave the the fawn be and mama WILL be back to care for her young!! If she can see activity in the area, she will be fearful. Very cute!! Hugs, Rose:)
    1732 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    Awwww....poor little guy is probably as worried as you are! Leave it be & I bet the mama will be back. emoticon
    1732 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    That fawn is adorable! I'm sure mama will return as long as you leave the fawn alone!
    1732 days ago
    I think Mom will come back. She just ran away to lead you away from Bambi. Let us know what happens.
    1732 days ago
    if you leave it alone mom will come back. that's normal for them
    1732 days ago
    hope the mother returns soon pleas do an update on the fawn
    1732 days ago
    Very cute
    1732 days ago
    Mama's coming back....dont you worry....
    1732 days ago
    How adorable!!! Please keep us up to date on this story!
    1732 days ago
    Or if you can directly call a certified wildlife rescuer in your area if you can. You could try to google that. They will know what to do if you can't get the county animal control. You might try googling some resources.

    Good luck. The baby is beautiful. I bet its mom will return.
    1732 days ago
    Oh my. Do you have an Audubon center or wildlife refuge nearby? Even a local vet might have good information. I see baby bottles in your future!

    Please keep us posted!
    1732 days ago
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