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MD DNA Asking Public to Avoid Fawns

May 1st, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources cautions anyone who encounters a fawn to avoid disturbing it and resist the urge to feed or handle it. Removing deer from the wild and keeping them in captivity is against the law in Maryland.  Born in spring, fawns instinctively lie motionless when approached by potential predators, relying on their adaptations to help them hide. There is usually no need for human intervention since in most cases, the doe is nearby foraging and will return to nurse the fawn when it is safe.