I figured this post to link to my column in today’s Roanoke Times, which you can read HERE, was a good spot to use one of the shots.
The column is about the importance of not “rescuing” fawns found alone. Very few are orphaned. They’ve just been hidden by their mothers so the mother can go off to feed.
There are cases where fawns truly have been orphaned, and then a wildlife rehab facility such as The Wildlife Center of Virginia, gives the animal its best chance to survive. But those chances are still slim, so leaving fawns alone is the best way to save them.