Mother deer soon after giving birth. / Contributed photo
Deer and newborn fawn. / Contributed photo
Fawn looking at photographer. / Contributed photo
Fawn looking at mother. / Contributed photo
Mother concerned for fawn. / Contributed photo
Fawn running toward photographer. / Contributed photo
Fawn exploring driveway. / Contributed photo
Fawn resting in new bed made by photographer. / Contributed photo
Twin male fawn resting in neighbor's yard. / Contributed photo
On May 26, Sylvia Eisenmann of Marshfield looked out her kitchen window at 9 a.m. to see a deer licking a newborn at the edge of her driveway. She grabbed her camera and got these amazing shots.
It was interesting that while Eisenmann was photographing from a distance, the fawn left his mother and ran toward her and then began to explore the driveway.
Even though Eisenmann quickly moved away from the fawn while the mother tried to lure him back into the woods, the fawn curled up under her back porch. Eisenmann and her husband, Don Halloran, then made a comfortable bed in a sheltered place, near where the fawn was born, and moved the fawn there to where the mother could reach it.
A neighbor came to tell them she found a fawn in front of her garage door that morning. Her husband had seen a deer at 5 a.m. wandering around their woods acting oddly. Obviously, the deer was about to give birth to twin fawns. After finding their baby fawn, they made a comfortable bed for it in the woods.
Later in the day, the twin fawns were gone. Mama came back!
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Contributed by Sylvia Eisenmann of Marshfield.