All wildlife babies do best when with their mothers. Do you know how to tell when a baby deer is really in danger?
Momma deer will deliberately leave her tiny fawn to protect him from predators that can track her scent. Often times, humans assume that the fawn has been abandoned and kidnap the baby deer while mom watches from her hiding spot. With this in mind, the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105) friends at Help 4 Wildlife put together a list of guidelines to help you decide when a fawn is in need of help or when mom is close by and keeping her baby safe.