Let Sleeping Fawns Lie

Let awake ones lie, too.  Young fawns are left alone for hours, but the mother will be back.  Check back tomorrow for more photos of this fawn and the return of its mother, all taken yesterday in Bent Tree over the course of about 10 hours.

June 17, 2019 4:45 p.m.  - new fawn in Bent Tree

June 17, 2019 4:45 p.m. – new fawn in Bent Tree (click image to zoom)

 

What’s a mother to do?

These twins can forage for themselves at this point in life, but they kept trying to nurse a few days ago. The doe rejected their attempts until both fawns came running up at the same time, and she couldn’t escape. It may have been frustrating for the doe, but it was pretty comical to see. The doe kept backing up while they nursed and she was finally able to break free.  All three deer went back to eating acorns after that.  The three photos below tell the story.

November 4, 2017 - twins rushed the doe at the same time

November 4, 2017 – twins rushed the doe at the same time

Twins nursing

These kids are kind of big for this…

 

The doe breaks free

The doe breaks free