Posted by: Wild Instincts | May 20, 2013

Fawn Season

This four-day-old fawn was admitted after she was found curled up next to her dead mom on the road in Green Lake County.
This is the time of year fawns are being born. For the first six to eight weeks of their lives their defense is to lie motionless, relying on their lack of scent and camouflage to keep them safe from predators. Their mother’s leave them alone for long periods of time to further keep predators away. Many people mistakenly think they are abandoned.
Currently, there are only two wildlife rehab facilities permitted to rehab fawns in the entire state: Wild Instincts and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay. If you see a fawn you think may be in need of help, please CALL US FIRST before doing anything. We will help advise you what to do in your particular situation. Making sure the fawns that wind up care are not kidnap victims will optimize space for those fawns who are truly orphaned or injured.
Wild Instincts can be reached for injured and orphaned wildlife
emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (715) 362-WILD (9453).

Four-day-old orphaned fawn.

Four-day-old orphaned fawn.

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