Did you find a fawn?
A fawn found alone is most likely not abandoned. Young fawns cannot keep up with their mother, so the mom will “bed down” their fawn in what she thinks is a safe place and leave it there alone for long periods of time during the day. If the fawn is wandering around, crying constantly for hours, following people, laying with its limbs stretched out (versus tucked under its body), laying on its side, appears injured or is covered in flies, the fawn may be orphaned. Contact us at 713-468-8972 immediately for further assistance. A fawn that is not exhibiting the above signs should be left alone.
General Information about Deer in the Houston area
Did you know that Houston is home to White-tailed Deer? Deer are often solitary, but can be found in herds of various size. Female deer (doe), have babies, (fawn) from May to June in the Houston area. Fawns can be identified by their brown coat with spots covering their backs; the speckles create a camouflage for the fawn, thus protecting them from predators.