If you find a fawn, leave it alone
We have received three calls in five days from people who have picked up fawns they came across. One individual removed a fawn she thought had been abandoned. This fawn is now being cared for at a rehabilitation facility where it must be treated like an orphan, when in fact it was probably not. Recently, a tourist to Washington state came across a fawn on their hike and took the baby back to their hotel room.
If you are truly concerned about a fawn possibly orphaned, then return after dark with a flashlight to see if the mother has picked it up. But remember to stay away and do not touch it.
Nature knows best, so please leave fawns alone when you see them alone and unharmed during the day.
From Sarvey Wildlife Center
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