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May 29, 2014 - 9:40am

Nature's babies learn survival instincts at an early age

posted by JIM NIGRO in outdoors, nature, whitetail fawn.

It's that time of year when nature's youngsters begin coming into the world on a daily basis. This whitetail fawn has learned that remaining absolutely still and concealed is vital to its survival. A trio of us had been working a few scant feet away for nearly half an hour before noticing the newborn.

Just a few hours old, the fawn remained motionless in a residential flower bed while we spread mulch about its hideout. Once aware of its presence, we worked quickly, quietly and with little commotion as possible. Having completed the job, we moved on and the little one never flinched. No doubt mom was not far away, watching the entire time.

Mardell Lamb
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Last seen: 6 months 1 day ago
Joined: Apr 22 2009 - 8:07am

Aaawww, Jim... that is such a darling picture. What a GREAT shot. Glad he/she didn't get frightened. (Smile.)

Jami Bartz
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Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: Oct 27 2008 - 12:56pm

Awe, Dad, can we keep him? :)
Great picture!
Sam stumbled, almost literally, upon one Monday while walking in the woods behind Bartz's. It was Casey and Emily's anniversary too....remember the day of their wedding the one in your neighbor's yard?

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Last seen: 10 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: Oct 14 2008 - 4:37pm

Hi Mardell.......had an inkling you might enjoy this - one of nature's "Kodak moments"!!

JIM NIGRO's picture
Last seen: 10 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: Oct 14 2008 - 4:37pm

I remember that one all too well, Jami.....and no you can't have him/ have more than enough deer to go around in your own yard!

Happy Anniversary to Casey & Emily!

John Woodworth JR
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Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: May 28 2009 - 11:13am

As always Jim, great photographs. Keep it up.

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