Second Chance Wildlife
“Until we extend the circle of our compassion to all
living things, we will not find peace.”
For the first few days after birth, a fawn or calf is not strong enough to keep up with its mother. To help keep the fawn safe from predators, the mother leaves the fawn alone for several hours at a time while she forages returning to nurse it a few times a day. At this age, fawns essentially have no odor that would attract a predator and their natural camouflage helps keep them safe.
If you find a fawn that is alone and quiet it is probably fine. Do not touch it.
Leave the area, as the mother will not return if people or dogs are present. Leave
it alone for 8-
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