Leave Fawns Alone

They appear to be abandoned, however a fawn on its own should not be approached. A mother deer knows just where she left her baby and will be coming back for it. A doe may leave her fawn by itself for up to four or five hours while she is feeding nearby. This instinct protects vulnerable fawns by drawing the attention of predators away from the resting fawns.

A slightly older fawn has a sense of curiosity and may approach humans. It is imporatant not to touch or feed wild animals and baby deer are no exception. Leaving a fawn alone offers it the best chance for survival.

If you have any questions or are concerned that the fawn you have encountered may be abandoned, please give us a call. Critter Control of Grand Rapids would be happy to answer any wildlife questions you have.