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post #1 of 26
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I went out to my car to go to lunch today, and here was this little tiny baby deer standing by the electrical fence all be itself. You could tell it was a bit afraid of me, but it didnt' run off or anything. I just happened to have my camera in my purse, so I took it's pic. I looked all around for the mom so I woulnd't get charged at like I did with the Canadian geese, but there is no mom to be found. I looked around later as I drove off, and I didnt' see any in the road. *thank God* The little sweetheart walked over into a big thing of bushes we have there and snuggled down in it. He/she was still there when I left. I felt terrible leaving it. IT's the most beautiful creature I've ever seen and all of my mothering instincts popped out, like they do for TTP, but I left it alone. Does anyone think I should have called The Humane Society or anything? It couldn't have been any more than a month old.

Here are some pics.

When I first saw it by the fence


Hiding in the bushes


Isnt' it just the cutest thing? Please say a prayer for it that it will be ok.


I don't know if any of you remember but I have a robin's nest outside my window at work. Well I tried taking pics today. Hard to see. There are 3 new borns in there.


If you look close, you can see one of the babies heads up waiting to get fed. sorry for the bad pics.
post #2 of 26
Oh, what a precious little thing! I think I would check the area in the morning, and if baby is still there by itself then I would try finding a wildlife rescue. Most likely, Mom just left her in a place where there is good coverage (the bushes) while she was off doing Mom Deer things.
post #3 of 26
I would have called a rescue right when I saw it if i were you. We had a rescue fawn awhile back. We contacted the humane society and then they took him to a wildlife rescue. Cute though extremly young
post #4 of 26
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Well, I wanted to give it's mother a chance to come back for it. I will go by tomorrow and if it's still there, I'll call Wildlife rescue and see what they suggest.
post #5 of 26
Wow, these are so precious, Susie!!!
post #6 of 26
Awww, how precious!
post #7 of 26
awww... what a sweetie. Yes, I could call the wildlife rescue if it seems she is still alone tomorrow.
post #8 of 26
Oh my goodness! How adorable!!! Plenty of "stay safe" vibes for the little sweetie!!!!

How fun that you have little baby robins to watch grow now! The pic with their heads popping up reminded me of a Dr. Seuss book, though I can't remember what it's called at the moment!
post #9 of 26
You're lucky the fawn didn't run away and stayed still long enough for you to take a picture. Thanks for sharing.
post #10 of 26
Hopefully Momma was just doing Momma-things.
post #11 of 26
Bambi appears to be well hidden. Mom is probably just off doing stuff. It is not uncommon for deer to hide their young like that. I bet she comes back for him.
I love the pics of the robins. I have 2 pairs of cardinals that come to my yard, but unfortunately no trees for them to nest in. They like to sit on my clothesline for some reason.
post #12 of 26
My guess is that you found a naughty baby. I think they are supposed to lay very still while Momma is away, and not show off how cute they are.

You could always call wildlife rescue, but I'll bet his Mommy is nearby!

Cute pics!
post #13 of 26
Aww... What a cute little baby bambi!! Momma will come back for her... Love the robins also Susan.
post #14 of 26
My vote is with Beckiboo -- that little one is likely to get an earful from Mum when she gets back But is Bambi is still there unattended tomorrow, I'd check in with wildlife folks for pointers. What a sweetheart!
post #15 of 26
Such a cute deer! We never had deers in singapore..
post #16 of 26
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Yeah, when I saw this little ones face, I kept thinking to myself, I wonder if you can domesticate a deer and make a pet out of it?? LOL I'm sure it's illegal and frowned upon, but it was/is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Look at those big bunny ears!!

I will be going by there in a couple of hours, I'll let you know if it's there.
post #17 of 26
We used to have some rural property in middle Tennessee, and there were lots of deer there, and during hunting season, one family would put an orange vest on their "pet" doe, and the hunters all respected it.

It is illegal in TN to domesticate any wild animal, but as long as the animal isn't incarcerated in any manner, "domestication" is difficult to establish, so the "authorities" generally turn a blind eye to the practice.

Deer are very easy to make pets of, but be advised, they can become more of a "pest" than a pet.

I had a friend back in the "hills", an old granny woman, and her "pet" doe weighed over 200 pounds, and when company would call, the doe would kneel at Granny's knee, lay its head in her lap, and she would cover it with her apron, and pet it and tell it that "everything is all right, Granny will take care of you".

Nature is best viewed from afar.

Leonard.
post #18 of 26
BAMBI!!
can you keep bambies there?
post #19 of 26
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Well, I went and looked around for the baby, but didn't see it any longer. I can only hope and pray that Momma came back for the little darling and the story ends happily ever after!
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Well, I went and looked around for the baby, but didn't see it any longer. I can only hope and pray that Momma came back for the little darling and the story ends happily ever after!
Glad to hear that Susie! Fawns are well trained (or it may be innate, not sure...) to stay right where Mama puts them when Mama leave to do big-deer stuff. So if she's gone, more than likely Mama came back for her.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Well, I went and looked around for the baby, but didn't see it any longer. I can only hope and pray that Momma came back for the little darling and the story ends happily ever after!
When ( <sigh>) I lived In Sleepy Hollow ( CA, Marin County) with my Mom we had a big place and the deer always came down from the hills to eat.

They would bring their fawns with them and hide them till they returned for them. Occaisionally a fawn would get frightened and move or a MOm would get killed but most times they got back together by nightfall!
post #22 of 26
Yaay!!!! shes precios!!!!
And the mommie bird is soo precios too!!!
Thanks for share dear!!!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
My guess is that you found a naughty baby. I think they are supposed to lay very still while Momma is away, and not show off how cute they are.

You could always call wildlife rescue, but I'll bet his Mommy is nearby!

Cute pics!
I have to agree. We have an orchard right next to some woods, and it's not unusual to find fawns hidden there. The vast majority of them stay put, but once in a while there's an inquisitive one that decides to explore while mama is out of sight.
You're right to be careful about the doe. We once saw a doe attack and seriously injure a child who got too close to her fawn. It was in a park up in Canada, and everybody went running when the little girl screamed, but the doe still managed to give her a real stomping. It was scary.
post #24 of 26
aw! Those are beautiful pictures you captured! That little baby deer is the cutest!!! I hope it made it out alright!!!

post #25 of 26
How cute!!

I am glad his momma came back for him.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Yeah, when I saw this little ones face, I kept thinking to myself, I wonder if you can domesticate a deer and make a pet out of it?? LOL I'm sure it's illegal and frowned upon, but it was/is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Look at those big bunny ears!!

I will be going by there in a couple of hours, I'll let you know if it's there.
Baby horses are almost as cute, and they are supposed to be handled! If you are lucky enough to know anyone with horses, maybe you can ask for referrals for a cute fix. My quarter horse Babe was a wedding gift from dh's parents, and I still remember those first days, spending time with her when she was as sweet as a fawn. Precious memories!
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