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" Robinson says her best advice to spring callers concerned about fawns is simple: "Leave the fawn where it is.
Do not touch the fawn as its lack of scent is one of its natural protectors." Is it hard to know if a deer fawn is truly in need of help? "We do understand people want to help and that's a wonderful sentiment.
DNR Wildlife Biologist Dianne Robinson says the fawn's mother is nearby, but out of sight of observers.
"Spring is when well-meaning people discover fawns alone, mistakenly believe they are in trouble and take unneeded action that may harm the animal," Robinson said.
"A fawn's best chance for survival is with its mother." Robinson also serves as chair of the multi-agency Keep Wildlife Wild committee.
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"It is normal for deer mothers to leave their fawns unattended because keeping fawns hidden and alone is actually an adaptation to protect them from predators.
As long as the mother does not detect nearby threats she will return occasionally to feed her fawns or move them to new hiding places.
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If your like me, I know how hard it is to leave their care to someone else.