Friday, June 16, 2006

No rescue required

It's an "ooohhhhh" moment, when you see a tiny fawn following its mother through the forest or curled in the tall grass. It's also the right moment to remind yourself to leave the little ones alone. This is birthing time in the wild, and that means the Colorado Division of Wildlife has to remind people to not approach, touch or handle young animals. Most of the time, babies seen alone haven't been abandoned. Deer, especially, will leave their young to feed, to hide from predators and to learn to live in the wild. If you hike with your dog, keep it under control so it doesn't flush out any young.
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