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New Additions To The Deer Herd: Fawns Being Born


This time of year many people venture out to the wooded areas across the county to see summer's beauty. While out on a recent walk I noticed a new resident to my favorite wooded spot.

A female white-tailed deer can have anywhere from one to three fawns during the time of late May through early June. Mother Nature has many tricks up her sleeves to protect these young creatures. The reddish brown coat dotted with white specks helps the young fawns blend into their surroundings.

Another defense mechanism fawns possess is that they emit very little scent, this is so that predators cannot sniff them out.

Many times you will not see the mother deer near the fawn. This is by design. The presence of the mother can sometimes attract predators.

So next time you're in your favorite wooded spot, always remember that a new member of the forest family might be right next to you.


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