And then they were gone…

A day later, the fawns were still there, waiting patiently for Mama Doe to come back for them.  Apparently she leaves them in a safe location for a short time, then moves them along to another place before they attract the attention of predators.

This morning there was a short rainstorm, and sometime during that weather event the fawns disappeared from the shelter of the cypress tree.  We didn’t see the doe come for them nor did we see the fawns leave.   But I looked for them just before the rain began and they were huddled under the tree, but when the sun came out after the rain they were gone.

We wish them well!

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Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Appalachian State University.
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