Fawns born in May; DNR urges people to leave them alone
May is the month when most fawns are born. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging people to leave fawns and other wildlife alone.
While a new fawn may appear helpless, it is important to stay away and not interfere with the doe's natural instinct for raising its young.
A doe's method of rearing offspring is different from a human's, especially for the first few weeks. Within hours of birth, the fawn is led to a secluded spot and the doe lets it nurse.
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