MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding people to leave fawns alone, even those that appear to be abandoned because the mother usually isn't far away.

Vermont Deer Biologist Nick Fortin says most fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June.

When people see a fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it is helpless, lost or needs to be rescued.

During their first few weeks of life, the young deer do not attempt to evade predators. Instead, they rely on camouflage and stillness to remain undetected.

Bringing a fawn into a human environment separates it from its mother, and it usually results in a sad ending for the animal.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.