Be careful of fawns

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It’s peak fawning season across Idaho, and even at the MK Nature Center, located behind the Idaho Department of Fish and Game headquarters in Boise.

The staff at the Nature Center is worried that the baby deer are getting too much attention from the public and in some cases are being disturbed. They need to be left alone and not handled.

“Please enjoy them respectfully. Look at them, take a photo if you must (from a distance) and keep moving,” said Dave Cannamela, the center’s supervisor. “These animals are beautiful and they deserve our utmost respect.”

Remember, wildlife young may look abandoned but they aren’t. Parents can be nearby feeding and want the young to remain hidden.

The same thing holds true for nesting birds. If you see a baby robin on the ground, let it be.

It is illegal to harass wildlife or to have a wild animal in your possession without a permit.

Fawn and doe along the Boise Greenbelt - Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman (This photo was taken with a telephoto lens at 40 yards away.)

Poor little fawns

As the indians descend upon Riggins to catch their treaty rights' chinook, they bring with them their big guns and hunting rights. It's sad to see the little spotted fawns starving to death on the 7 Devils Road because the indians exercised their RIGHTS to hunt and kill deer or elk or game whenever they so choose. And all I can do is turn my head in disgust. But, I suppose, the government will insure the indians that they will forever have game to kill since it is their right so to do.

Another "Entitlement" that's

Another "Entitlement" that's been around long enough.

We screwed them out of enough

As far as I am concerned the Natives can harvest all the wildlife they want to.

Truth is hard to come by

Keep Your Dogs Leashed!!

Another good reason to keep your dogs leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Greenbelt!
You really don't want these fawns breaking their legs, running from your dog. And Please.....pick up after them too! Thank You!

Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue

If you are in north Idaho and find a fawn in distress contact Dory:
http://www.facebook.com/MysticFarmWildlifeRescue

Every year hundreds of healthy fawns are taken into captivity by well meaning people that just don't know any better.

A fawn laying alone, does not need human intervention! Mother deer "park" their babies out in the open to keep them safe from predators such as foxes. You will rarely see mom with her young.

You will know if a fawn needs help if one of the following happens:

1. It is lying flat out, head and legs away from its body, unresponsive.

2. It is running around frantically screaming for over an hour.

3. It has been attacked or has obvious life threatening wounds.

Always find a licensed fawn rehabilitator for fawns in true need.

Thanks for the tips

- Zimo:
Education is important. With each generation of fawns coming back to the place where they were born to have their young, we are going to see more and more in urban areas.

Didn't know Bambi had a union, but okay.

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You fry wants with that?

Fawn used to be a deadly fudge chef, sadly life has changed.

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You fry wants with that?