Deer

Have you found a fawn? Is it actually orphaned? Fawns feed only at dusk and dawn when the mother returns.

If the fawn is lying quietly, it’s ears are straight and upright, it is probably not orphaned. If it is alert but quiet, it’s doing okay waiting for its mom. Keep children and pets away from it, as its mother will not come if you are near. Also, deer stress incredibly easily and this could do harm.

If a fawn’s ears are curly at the tips, then it is dehydrated. If the fawn is crying frantically and wandering, it probably is without its mother and it might need your assistance.

Go to this link, record the audio or play directly from your cellphone, the attached fawn distress call. Played loud and long enough just might attract either the mother or another doe who may adopt the fawn if she has lost her own baby or has a fawn close to the same age.

If you find an injured fawn or adult, cover its head with a blanket or jacket to help limit stress. Then call us immediately at (905) 729-0033.

 

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