Monday, May 25, 2009

More on Fawns

Exciting fawn news update! We saw the mother and baby again today, safe and sound. And guess what, she has not one but two fawns! At one point, it looked like one baby was standing up and nursing, while another was sitting in the grass beside them. But we were viewing from quite a distance and couldn't be sure. Then, the doe started walking toward the bushes and two adorable little babies followed along behind her.

According to Fawn Rescue, if a doe has twins, they are never left in the same spot but are separated by hundreds of yards, making it less likely for a predator to get both. That explains why we only saw one in the meadow yesterday.

We still couldn't get close enough for any photos without disturbing them, but we'll keep watching for opportunities.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't nature amazing. What a fun event for you to observe. It's so cool out there!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great story! Thanks for sharing and being such a super gaurdian of nature.
Have a great day! Suzanne

Kathlene said...

Thank you, it's very cool! We're so grateful, this really is a blast.

Anonymous said...

I love how much you guys are enjoying life at the beach. When we moved to Laguna Beach in the 70s, I was astounded by life at the beach. I felt that I lived at the very edge of civilization. Even though we were in Orange County and so close to LA, the ocean was another realm -- a very powerful and exciting world. I love sharing in your adventures and wildlife sightings.
Sam

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