The other day, we noticed a baby fawn all alone behind our studios. People in the office were very concerned, thinking it had been abandoned by its mother. Here's the real reason that fawn was left by itself.

This is the time of year when there are newborn creatures everywhere. Spring has sprung, and small, baby animals and birds are everywhere. A lone fawn left in the woods by itself seems kind of strange, but there is a reason for it.

Thanks to my friends at VCA Northside in Danbury, I learned the reason why you might see a newly born fawn left alone.

A mother deer will leave the fawn during the day, not only to feed, but to leave her scent around the fawn for some distance. The baby fawn has no scent, so, unless humans interfere, they will not be found by local predators. The baby will not have the strength in their legs to get up and move about. In fact, they will curl up and mostly nap throughout the day, this is perfectly normal.

If you are lucky enough to have a baby fawn anywhere near your property, please enjoy this gift of nature, leave well alone, and let the mom do her job. She will move it around daily, so don't be surprised if you see them in different locations.

Here's a video explaining it all:

 

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