We’ve all heard state wildlife agencies and biologists to tell folks to leave a newborn deer alone because the doe put it in a specific spot and will return later.
Some folks don’t believe that and remove the “abandoned” fawns, which almost always is a mistake. Others understand that deer do things we may not understand, including a doe putting a fawn somewhere and walking away. Usually, though, she’s not terribly far away.
Take a look at this video, though, of a fawn crashed out on a back patio being playfully thunked around by an adorable kitten. Nose, ears, head … the only thing the kitten didn’t do is get on its back and ride it like a pony. And if you look closely, the fawn is sniffing and watching but never reacts. Pretty cool.
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