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    Baby Deer

    People often mistakenly assume that a baby deer, called a fawn, is orphaned if found alone. Mother deer, called does, often leave their fawns to forage during the day. The doe usually only visits and nurses her fawn a few times a day to avoid attracting predators. The best thing you can do is leave the baby alone and vacate the area. Fawns should be removed only when the baby appears cold, hungry, injured/sick exhibited by lying on its side, or wandering and crying incessantly or if its safety is threatened.  In these cases, call a Wildlife Rehabilitator in your area.
    But remember: a fawn found alone and quiet is usually okay.




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