Just the other day I was doing some yard work when I came across a small fawn sleeping at the base of one of my trees.
I get a lot of deer in my backyard as evidenced by their droppings and the crushed vegetation where they bed down for the night. This is the first time I ever found a fawn all by itself. The fawn’s mother was no where in sight.
I was curious to see how my Siamese cat Kiko would react to the fawn so I brought him down.
He walked by the fawn several times and did not even look over. This is unusual because my Siamese cats like to investigate every new sight and smell they encounter. Kiko kept walking right by the fawn and never even saw it!
At one point, while he was standing right next to it, he suddenly noticed it. Kiko sprang about three feet in the air and ran off! A little bit later the fawn got up and ran into some denser brush.
We thought that was the end of it but, several hours later two does and a second fawn showed up. Within a few minutes the fawn we saw came back out the dense brush to rejoin the family.
Fawns are cute and all but I also know that they have a bad habit of destroying my wife’s garden. They eat all of her favorite flowers and we have not seen a tulip in years.