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Tyco Animal Control Services : Whitetail Deer Does are having their Fawns now

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  according to Tyco Animal Control Services Whitetail Deer Does are having their Fawns now. They are all over the place. If the Fawn is curled up and resting, they are fine. The Doe does not stay with her baby. She leaves and goes to feed so she can make the rich milk her baby needs. She DID NOT abandon her baby. If the Doe has twins she will often leave one and take one with her. She will bring the 2nd Fawn to another location. (this is to protect her babies. If a predator gets one she will still have one baby left) The Mother may not return for up to 15 hours. Then she may feed her baby and leave it again to go forage.The baby is born without scent to help keep it safe from predators. If you stand a Fawn up, it will drop right back down to the ground. The babies legs are not broken, the baby is not paralyzed. This is s natural instinct to make themselves as small as possible and they know not move so a predator will pass them by.

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