mule deer fawn

This year I’ve heard about more than a few newborn whitetails literally dropped in a road by a mama doe, but this is the first little mule deer I’ve seen in that predicament.

Eric posted on Facebook that he ran up on this little deer the other day, on a road in  Washington State I believe. He gently picked it up and carried it off the road and back into the woods. Hopefully the doe was hanging around and went back to get her baby when Eric drove off. I’d think she did.

This tiny muley seems to have more spots in a more distinct linear pattern than your average whitetail fawn, beautiful and interesting.