Born wild: Babies best left in nature April 17, 2013 Wisconsin

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Born wild: Babies best left in nature April 17, 2013 Wisconsin, WDNR News
... Well-intentioned animal enthusiasts may mistakenly assume some wildlife babies are abandoned and in need of their help without realizing the babies’ mothers most likely are nearby and on the job...  this is the natural behavior of white-tailed deer and fawns.  “Fawns have little scent to attract a predator and their spots help them blend in to the environment ... They move very little in their first weeks while they are alone in a place the mother selected. ... ” ... Amanda Cyr , a DNR wildlife biologist ... 

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