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Region’s new crop of fawns growing fast

White-tailed deer fawn in mid-June. (Jaimie Johnson)
White-tailed deer fawn in mid-June. (Jaimie Johnson)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson caught this image of a whitetail fawn over the weekend. Check out the eyelashes.... and the whiskers!  They grow up fast.

When a fawn is born it is odorless so that predators are not attracted to its location. Oftent, the mother doe will stay away from the fawn for a few days so that her scent does not rub off on the fawn or attract predators to the area where the fawn is hiding while gaining strength. When a fawn detects danger it will remain perfectly still.

Fawns that live past the first week have a good chance of surviving to adulthood.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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