Yesterday morning, Rob and I enjoyed a walk in the woods together. It was a nice break–a chance to enjoy life before digging back into the decluttering. As we were exploring the trails behind our subdivision, we heard a strange sound.
It sounded kind of like a goat, and we wondered if it were a deer, or possibly some kind of bird. As we walked toward the noise, we saw the source of it, a tiny fawn.
Much to our surprise, the fawn bounded toward us, like a lost puppy. It sniffed Rob’s pantleg and began to lick it. Then it nibbled on some leaves and we continued on our way. All of a sudden, it bleated again and ran after us, to catch up.
Concerned that it had lost its mother, Rob stayed with the fawn and I went home to find out who we should call, regarding this. The DNR’s website said that fawns are often left alone for up to 8 hours a day, and that we should just leave him alone.
And it had a reminder that adopting the fawn and keeping him like a dog, is illegal. A pet deer? Seriously, folks!
So I returned with my camera, and we got some pictures of the little guy, before continuing on our way.