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