Post # 1
But this tiny baby deer is in our yard. Deer are super common (and generally considered a pest) around here, but this one is so stinking cute! I have no idea how it got here, because my yard is completely fenced in, all gates were closed all day, and it is way too little to have jumped. It won’t move, no matter how close you get to it (we only got close by accident, before we even saw it), so it must be waiting for Mama to come back (at least, hopefully). Our neighbor says it was on the other side of her house yesterday and mom came back, so hopefully that will happen again. We left our gate open so the little guy can get out when mom comes back.
The deer is about the size of a large cat.
Post # 3
Aww how cute! I hope the mama comes back to get it soon.
Post # 4
Aw, how adorable!! I hope it’s mama comes back soon! I just want to snuggles with it! =)
Post # 6
AWW, tiny baby deer! Its so cute!
Post # 8
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Adorableeee!!!! So cute all curled up too!!
Post # 9
OH MY GOODNESS! Baby deer porn!
I pray her/his mama comes back soon :/ and hasn’t been hunted down or killed some how.
Post # 10
@Eva Peron: Hunted down is unlikely, as I’m sure it hasn’t traveled outside of the city limits. Roadway casualty would be a greater chance, but our street/neighborhood is pretty quiet, so I think she’s probably alive. Neighbor said she came back to move the deer last night after things had settled down, and the neighbor kids said that they saw mom and baby walking today, so she hasn’t been gone long 🙂
Post # 11
This is too cute. We live in a mountainous area with LOTS of deer and this is common. The baby deer will NOT move until mom comes back. It is a defense mechanism. The baby will hold completely still and the mother will try and distract any enemies away from the baby. Also, the less the baby moves the less likely it will be seen.
Very sweet. Thank you for sharing!
Post # 12
If the mama deer doesn’t come back soon you might want to call a wildlife preserve to take the baby and bottle feed it. Its so tiny!!!
Post # 13
@Jess1483: Good to know! Awww!
Post # 14
Cute! Good for you for leaving it alone. We just had a notice in my area go out about this same thing. Often the does will go out for long lengths of time looking for food. Don’t worry yet.
Post # 15
@Jess1483: Yes, thank you leaving her be and waiting for the mother 🙂 I worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center for years and far too often people panic when they see fawns and think them abandoned then try to make pets out of them which usually ends in the fawn dying. The mother will most likely be back soon. The only time you should move a fawn is if it has a visible injury, you see any sign of maggots on it, or the mother hasn’t come back in a long length of time (nearly a 24 hour period). But, whn in doubt, call the nearest wildlife center to find a rehaber.
Post # 16
poor baby! i hope mommy finds her soon!