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White Tailed Deer (fawn)

Odocoileus virginianus


So precious. Probably only a few days old.

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Kyle A
Kyle A 7 years ago

That's a terrific story. Good for you and the children. It's the first time I've ever been that close to a fawn and I was rather excited about it as well.

khanby 7 years ago

I happened upon this fawn while walking through a trail with my young daughter and her friend. I didn't see the mother anywhere around and the fawn, being so young, didn't realize yet that she should be cautious of us. Even so, I didn't want to stick around too long, as I had a job, as a mother, to protect those I had under my care. :-) We only saw her sitting here so peacefully and then after a short length of time spent gazing at her, she got up and walked off slowly. I've lived in Michigan all my life and it's the first I have seen a young fawn so close. It was a great experience for myself and the girls with me. Thanks for commenting on it.

Kyle A
Kyle A 7 years ago

Very nice spotting. Thanks for sharing. Was the mother around or was she scared off? I have a similar spotting in which the mother was scared and bolted leaving 2 fawns for a time. I was surprised at how friendly the fawns were. The healthy one started following me around a bit. This can be seen in the video. I whirled around a little because I was afraid off accidentally stepping on, or kicking it. They were both wet and cold and seemed to just want some attention. Was the fawn in your spotting scared or curious about you? The link to my fawn spotting is provided below.

staccyh 7 years ago

What a cute little baby!! :) Thanks for sharing.

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Saline, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2014
Submitted on Jun 15, 2014

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