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Finding Fawns

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05/15/2019- It’s the time of year when fawns become a common sight across Wisconsin the UP, but do you know what to do if you find one left on its own? The Michigan DNR and other wildlife agencies receive numerous calls each spring from people who are concerned a fawn they’ve come across may have been abandoned. The DNR says this is rarely the case, and it’s more than likely it was left there on purpose. For the first few weeks of a whitetail’s life, its mother will hide it in secluded locations to help reduce the potential of predators finding the fawn. If you do find a fawn alone, officials say not to touch or move it. Leaving baby animals in the wild ensures they have the best chance for survival. The DNR is reminding people only licensed wildlife rehabilitators may possess abandoned or injured animals, including deer, in Michigan.

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