New life

The other day a mama left her newborn “hidden” in the mulch by our house, while she got some nourishment. I read the mother will leave her fawn well-hidden for hours at a time while feeding. If she has more than one fawn, she hides them in separate places. While they are waiting for their mother to return, the fawns lay on the ground with their heads and necks stretched out flat on the ground. This makes it harder for predators to find them. In this case, the mom left this little one only a short while and it was gone within a couple of hours. But am so happy I was able to get a few photos of it! Even living in the woods we don’t see this very often.

Fawn

Check out my baby blues.
Photo by Teresa Bass – all rights reserved

Fawn

Laying still
Photo by Teresa Bass – all rights reserved

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