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.
I have seen a few of the litttle ones but am very worried that they are singles. hoping the rough winter didnt hurt the fawn crop but only time will tell
Good job, Eric. For stopping and doing what was only right.
It always bothers me when I see a young deer’s remains on the highway.
It seems like many view them as a pest that only damages vehicles and eats your azelas. But, I see them as a precious resource. Just cool to read about one getting removed from a roadway…alive.
Had two in backyard w/ mama and her two 2 yr. old sisters. All running around the yard and eating hostas, blue berries, et al. Wife is ready for venison veal cutlets ……………..
Speaking of fawns…I saw two separate fawns traveling with mama last evening. Could barely see their little heads above the corn,or weeds. Always a joy to watch those little buggers with their moms out and about.