Saturday, July 5, 2014

Be on the look out for white-tailed deer fawns.

While hiking on the Clifty creek trail at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park I spotted a fawn taking a drink from a shallow pool in Clifty creek. It looked up at me as if it was trying to figure out what I was. After taking a few photos with my camera, it decided I was scary and ran away.

Just a few days later I found myself racing a fawn while driving to work this morning.  I slowed to a stop and let it cross the road to get to safety.

If you happen along a fawn while enjoying the outdoors, please leave it alone.  Fawns are left alone by their mothers for long periods of time, while the does forage.  The doe will come back to nurse her fawn periodically throughout the day.