Fawn season has begun. Procyon Wildlife is currently caring for three orphaned fawns. Though one was attacked by a coyote and needed intake for medical treatment, the other two were “true orphans.” How do we know?

When a fawn is found, it is extremely important not to intervene unless there are signs that this animal is a true orphan.

Signs are:
Wandering and crying
Curled ears (exhibited in photo above of our latest intake)
Flies, fleas, tics, flystrike or maggots
Diarrhea on back end

A healthy and happy baby fawn will stay perfectly still and silent, contently waiting for their mother to return. Does leave their young for many hours during the day, as the young fawns are unable to walk long distances. Leaving them alone protects them from predation that the mother attracts.

If you come across a fawn, PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH IT MOVE IT OR FEED IT! If you see a fawn exhibiting any of the above signs, please contact a wildlife rehabilitation for help.

Signs a Fawn is in Distress
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