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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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This little guy was grazing in my backyard yesterday afternoon, it is an everyday thing seeing the deer in our yard. The reason i am posting this thread is because this little guy as all alone, and on my way to work i saw two dead deer on the road . He looks like he was born last year, and he usually comes around with 2 adults. Does anyone know what i should do for this little guy. His mother was nowhere in sight for the full hour that he was in the yard. Should i call the wildlife folks if he continues to come around all by himself? I worry about him he is a very sweet little fawn and is a little bit too used to people for my comfort.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 01:41 PM
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Hard to tell much from the photo...

If you have a question, by all means call your local Dept of Natural Resources. At his age, and judging from the fact that he's grazing well on his own, I'd think he's okay.

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Oh i hope so, i saw a conservation officer with cougar hounds on our street a few days ago. I guess i am attached to this little fellow after seeing him almost daily. Is there anything i could put out for him to eat? Or would that cause him to rely on people for food?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 02:20 PM
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It would be best to let him forage on his own, that's really best in the long run. If you absolutely MUST help, I'd suggest a salt block rather than food. For a lot of deer, salt is harder to come by.

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