Be wary of mother deer, don’t approach or touch fawns

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Photos courtesy George Hunyadi
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents and visitors to be wary of mother deer that are giving birth to fawns this time of year. They are very protective when their fawns are vulnerable to predators or other perceived threats. Do not approach a fawn and never pick one up. Does often stash their youngsters while they’re off feeding, but they do not abandon fawns.

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Special to The SUN
Mother deer are giving birth to fawns now, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) reminds residents and visitors to be wary of does at this time of year.
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