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Enjoy Michigan’s Fawns, But Keep Your Distance

Spring in Michigan is when new life appears in the wild, including fawns.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding anyone who goes into the woods and comes across a fawn to leave it alone.

The DNR says a fawn is often left alone by their mothers in order to not draw attention to the young animal.

The spots on a fawn provide camouflage that keeps it hidden from predators, and fawns are nearly scentless when young. And being hidden by their mothers also helps the babies to survive.

It may seem like a fawn found in the woods has been abandoned, but the mother returns when it is safe to nurse the baby, according to the DNR.

The best way to observe a fawn is from a distance. Also the DNR notes that only licensed rehabilitators can be in possession of wildlife in Michigan.

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Enjoy Michigan’s Fawns, But Keep Your Distance