Michigan Residents, Here’s What To Do If There’s A Baby Deer In Your Yard
Have you ever gone out in your yard and noticed there's a baby deer in the grass? The situation is kind of alarming and
It happens here in Michigan quite often and most recently, some helpful advice was shared about what to do when it happens.
There was recently a fawn that was in this situation and a resident shared some facts that should help aid you if it happens to you:
Deer deliver their newborns in the strangest of places! Residents will find them and be concerned about a newborn deer on their lawn, in their garden, under the azaleas, etc. Most call because they think the fawn is in peril and Mom is nowhere to be found. Well, Mom is actually off feeding and helping to keep predators away. Those who call ask what they should do for the fawn ... Leave it alone, do not touch, move or attempt to feed it.
Get'cher Little Legs Together
Something that can be overlooked is that deer don't have their legs under them after they're born and need time to rest after birth. A healthy fawn will curl up, nap most of the day and move their heads. They have no scent and predators cannot find them unless humans interfere.
This is SUPER important. You don't want to do anything that may draw attention to the baby deer.
There are apparently a few reasons a mother deer will leave for a few days which is to feed and keep her scent away from the fawn but will eventually make her way back to its baby:
If you are fortunate enough to have the gift of a fawn please enjoy the experience, respect Mother Nature and let the Mom do what comes naturally. She will move the fawn daily so you may see it in different locations.