Coming across a roe deer fawn

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Sun, 11.06.2017 - 11:03

The roe deer doe may have a fawn hidden nearby.
Photo: Tarmo Mikussaar
Posted by the Animal of the Year Team  09.06.2017

It is the time when on moving around in nature you may come across a spotted roe deer fawn lying on the ground. It is the great secret of the roe deer doe, and it is visited and fed a couple of times a day. Since the fawn has no smell, foxes, dogs and other predators cannot find it. Such a creature must not be caressed, lifted up or taken along. A human-smelling fawn will probably be abandoned. It is sensible to leave quietly the same way as you came.  Evidently the worried adult keeps an eye on us from a distance.

Vahur Sepp

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