Baby Fawns are Popping up in People’s Yards in New Jersey
I love animals. I always say I wish I could be a vegetarian and not eat any meat because it breaks my heart to know that innocent animals have to die in order to feed others. The whole circle of life thing doesn't sit well with me sometimes, but I am also an extremely emotional person who cries over everything. Although I do in fact eat meat, I have compassion for other animals, especially pets and wildlife. I am not into hunting as a sport and I support protecting wildlife as well as endangered species. I know our state is overrun by deer, but I still feel sad if I see one on the side of the road that has been hit by a car. I like when the deer are on the side of the road, staying in the grass away from cars. It's really nice to see a doe and a little baby fawn. Reminds me of little Bambi.
Lately, I've been noticing a lot of people posting on social media about fawns in their yards. They're finding them behind sheds, near their fences and they always advice on what they should do. So I did a little research and here's what I found. The department of fish and wildlife in Vermont posted this article that provide some more information, and I'll give you the quick version.
- Don't worry...this is the time of year when fawns are born. It's nothing unusual.
- If you see one in your yard taking a nap, it's most likely not in distress.
- Their mamas are usually close by, maybe off looking for food or teaching their fawn how to survive on their own for a few hours.
- If you have dogs, don't let them outside and think your dog will play with the fawn, but, they might actually harm it.
- Bottom line...LEAVE THE FAWNS ALONE! Watch from a distance. Their Mamas will return and all will be well.