Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A white fawn in the woods . . .

Just the coolest thing! Chris spotted this newly-born white fawn and his mom, quickly called me upstairs, where I photographed them through a dirty window, using an iPhone camera, zoomed all the way out. In other words, horrible photos, but we do what we can with whatever we've got.

Mom was licking the baby, who was having a tough time just standing upright. Mom then moved down the driveway, much to the fawn's dismay.

The fawn had a tough time stepping up 2.5" onto the driveway, but quickly adapted and soon was gone from sight, following mom.

We haven't seen them again this morning, but we have high hopes.

I've been told that these "piebald" fawns are the result of overpopulation, and because of their light color, are vulnerable to predators. Probably nature's way of "thinning the herd."

Their only predators on-island are vehicles. Alas.

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