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Leave fawns where they lie


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is alerting people to avoid trying to rescue what may appear to be abandoned fawns. According to WDFW officer, Dan Bolton, this is the time of year a lot of fawns are dropping and people often think they are helping by taking in and bottle feeding fawns.”

Aside from being against the law, Bolton warns that such “rescues” generally do not have a good outcome for the deer. “A picked-up deer is a dead deer,” says Bolton. He advises people leave wild animals alone. It is not uncommon for deer to leave fawns while they browse some distance away while the fawn sleeps. If anyone is concerned about a situation involving wildlife, the...

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