Hiding in Plain Sight
Can you see the fawn?
See it now?
During the first few weeks of life, a fawn uses its ability to be still and hide to avoid predators. Its heart rate and breathing will even slow down when someone or something comes too close. The mother deer is nearby, browsing on lots of different plants in the woods. These fawns may look abandoned, but be sure they are not. During the first few days after birth a fawn has no scent! Just another way to outsmart others who may want to eat you! In addition, the white spots on the fawn’s coat help to break up the deer’s shape and keep it camouflaged in the dappled shade of the forest.
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