Saturday, June 8, 2013

God's Creatures

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?
Yet not one of them is forgotten by God."
Luke 12:6
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I'm sure God does not forget little baby fawns either.  I went out onto the front porch this morning & look what is snuggled behind one of our willow bushes.  Look closely behind the middle willow bush.

I am so worried about this sweet little thing. I've mentioned before that our neighbor does not keep his pit bulls on his own property. Other neighbors allow their dogs to run wild as well.  Then of course there's the fox that roams our property from time to time. Where is this baby's mamma?  I don't know what to do.  Any suggestions?  I am praying.

UPDATE

I spoke with Jason at the local Humane Society.  He said mother deer will often bed down their babies in what they think is a "safe spot" & then come back for them later. Jason suggested I contact Wildlife Rehabilitation since they deal specifically with wildlife.  I was put in touch with a WR volunteer, Eva, who agreed with Jason but also stated that the mother deer should have come back for her baby by this time of day.  She said to keep watch through the windows to make sure no dogs or wild animals bother the fawn & give the mother another 2 hours to come back.  If she fails to return by that time, we are to pick up the fawn, put it in a box inside the garage, & Eva will come pick it up.   

30 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

You could call the county wild life office and see if they'd relocate it to a more wooded area.

It looks so sweet....keep up updated please.

Blessings always

Vickie said...

Oh so sweet! No, I do not know what to do, other than pray. I will pray too. If those nasty dogs come.... Did you get the bb gun Shirlee?

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Oh my, he/she doesn't seem to be bothered by your presence. What kind of food does it eat at this age? bottle feeding? Can the local vet give some advice? I know nothing about this sort of thing so I am of no use. But I too am concerned for its safety and well being. He/she is beautiful. Will it let you approach him? Mom has probably abandoned it or is no longer. So sad, hope mom shows up. Please keep us informed.

Blessings and Peace to you both,
Barb

Paula said...

Oh, he's so precious. I don't have any suggestions, but the fact that his momma is not close by is worrisome.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Maybe call animal control or the local vet? I really have no idea. Poor baby!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh Shirlee how precious!!
I don't have any advice at all other than maybe you should talk to Marly (Samplers and Santas). She's always feeding her deer friends at her home. Keep us posted.
Poor little thing.....

CalamityJr said...

Oh that sweet baby. I'll pray that her mama claims her soon; please keep us posted

Krista said...

Such a sweet baby deer! Looks like you have a new pet :) I am sorry I do not have suggestions on how to protect it. If you have a chance, I posted that pink iris for you on my blog. Enjoy your weekend!

Gabi said...

Please keep updated. It's so wonderful to read, but your neighbours "must" keep their dogs away.
Hope Mama Deer will return soon.
Warm greetings from Germany

jennifer768 said...

Good morning Shirlee.It is sure a sweet little one.I am surprised that the momma would bed it down that close to a house.Perhaps the neighboring dogs have chased the momma away.I raised a fawn several years ago on a bottle after a bunch of dogs chased it and caused it to be trapped in a fence.Keeping the little one and you in my prayers.Have a blessed weekend.Hugs,Jen

marly said...

You made the right calls. Hopefully Eva will get her before the dogs do. Keep us updated.

Robin said...

I read your original earlier, but didn't have time to write a response at the time. I was glad to see an update on this precious fawn. Hope his/her Momma comes back, but glad you were able to get in touch with WR.

Robin in Virginia

Dawn said...

It's beautiful! Oh I agree, have a bb gun ready for those hateful dogs. I hope momma returns for her baby.

Robin said...

What a sweet little thing. Probably it's little heart is beating right out of its chest, scared as can be. Please keep us updated.

Linda said...

Oh Shirlee, I'm so happy you found some help for the baby deer.

Linda

Kaisievic said...

How cute! Please let us know what happens.

Marilyn said...

What a pretty baby.
I hope Mama comes back soon so that you can stop worrying.
Marilyn

Chris said...

I hope mama came and picked up that sweet baby. They often park them in a safe place like that.
I hope that you have been having a great weekend!

Myra said...

OH I do hope Momma came back for that sweet thing! I love your header photo Shirlee - did you find it online somewhere or did you make it yourself?

Marie said...

That is just the sweetest~ I hope mamma deer returns!

bettyj said...

Cannot wait to hear, (like Paul Harvey, said) the rest of this story.

Pam in IL said...

Aww, so adorable. I really hope the fawn is safe.

Tammy B said...

wow what a cute little thing, I wood be worried too! let us know what happens

Mii Stitch said...

Awwww sooo sweet! Unreal! It is so cute! I truly hope the mother will come back for her baby! xx

Simply Victoria said...

What a darling fawn! And a precious picture! Hope the little one is safe.

sheravery said...

I don't know as I could ever hurt another living thing, but I would most assuredly be sorely tempted to pelt those pit bulls if they came after that beautiful little creature who has taken refuge in your bushes. I do hope Momma returns. Please keep us updated, and good luck.

-Sherry-

vwestermeyer said...

awww so adorable. We had the same thing happen years ago when my kids were small. I also called and was told the same thing you were. Sure enough several hours later the momma snuck in and retrieved her baby and all was well.

Barb said...

Shirlee you must be really honoured to have the mother deer leave her baby at your house, hope everything turned out well.

Carol said...

Oh, how sweet!! We had a baby deer in the weeds back by our pond a few years ago, but the mother did come back for her after a day or so. I just saw twin newborns wobbling on their legs last week. They are so sweet with those spots :)

cucki said...

Aww he is a cutie..I am thinking about him so much..
Hugs x