Fawn Sighting

It's fawn season, so I'm not too surprised when I spot one in the garden or in a neighbor's yard.


I am surprised when one stands in the road for ten minutes to nurse though!



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You know the deer have taken over when they nurse in the street!

Here's a wider shot to give more context:



Mom was licking its butt to get it to poop...


...for quite a while.


Eventually...


...success!


Although I'm not sure what mom is doing there actually. (The baby deer dropping is under mom in that last photo. Yes, I went out there and checked after they left. I am a dedicated blogger after all.)

I'm pretty sure this was a newborn based on how wobbly it was. Probably born in the night, was hiding somewhere either in my hellstrip bamboo or in the foliage across the street (I wish I would have seen where it came from!), and when mom returned at about 5:00 PM it had a meal. Love it!

Now if they had laid down in the street, that would probably mean we've lost.

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Rock rose  – (June 21, 2017 at 5:05 AM)  

It's interesting that you mention the bottom licking because I saw our mother doing the same thing with one of our fawns. Wondered what she was doing.

Lisa  – (June 21, 2017 at 7:14 AM)  

Well, when baby is hungry...

outlawgardener  – (June 21, 2017 at 8:53 AM)  

The wonder of new life at this time of year never ceases to thrill. How lucky that you got both a show and a bit of free fertilizer! Beautiful shots.

Hoover Boo  – (June 21, 2017 at 10:56 AM)  

Pretty adorable. Great photos!

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