Orphaned Fawn

FawnMeet the newest resident at the permaculture homestead. Saturday morning my friends Karen and David were using a tractor in one of their fields and came upon this little fawn who ran to a nearby creek and then jumped from a rock ledge into the water eight feet below. David used a chain to rappel down to the water and retrieve her. By the time they got her back to the field she had been handled by the both of them and they were afraid to leave her alone for fear that her mother might not take her back due to any left over human scent. They left her in the care of friends but as it turned out those folks were not able to keep her so they brought her here just before sunset.

She was pretty freaked out as you could imagine. As of late afternoon Sunday she was settled down and fairly calm and starting to drink the formula for baby goats which also works for deer. It goes without saying that she is quite adorable. This morning after feeding she nuzzled up under my beard between my neck and chin and let out a series of squeeks. That’s a moment I will never forget. I could get used to this.

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3 thoughts on “Orphaned Fawn

  1. Peter

    Dude, you are too much! That's the cutest thing ever. Chickens and bees are one thing–but an orphaned deer!?! That's what the premaculture movement needs: cute fuzzy animals, not just mildly attractive fuzzy people.

  2. Hippie Gal

    Hi my name is Kimra (Hippie Gal)
    My flickr friend Marilyn (deerluvr) sent me a link to your page. She asked me to contact you.
    My husband and I raised a fawn a few years ago named Sassy. It was a most rewarding experience (and difficult, and we learned a lot!).
    If you are in need of any advice with raising this fawn, please don't hesitate to contact me. =)
    My flickr is http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimra/
    There is a link below to our Sassy photos and her story.
    I've added you as a contact/friend on flickr.

    Wishing you all the best

    Kimra aka Hippie Gal

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