Yes, I know it will soon be eating my plants, but the whitetail deer is very cute at this stage. Fortunately, Maggie never saw it, so I managed to catch her collar to prevent any chasing episodes.
I think this one is a day or so old, but it is only about 18 inches tall. The closeup is a separate picture, not just a blow-up of the first one. I point that out only because the fawn hasn't moved an inch or twitched an ear or anything. When Maggie got within about ten feet it finally moved, raising its tail and bounding away on unsteady legs.
The does teach them to hold very still, and only move if forced to. The spots really camouflage them well. I was only about ten feet away when I finally saw it. And the newborns have no scent, so they don't attract predators.
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