Phil walked out on the deck the other day and said, “Did you see what’s going on over there?” I looked down from our deck to see a doe give birth to newborn, little fawns. The first twin was born and mom cleaned it up. As the second one was born, it slid down the rocks a few feet away. Mom could not see it. It was stuck on the rocks by a Ponderosa Pine tree.
We called Jayne, our local Wildlife Responder, and she was here within a few minutes. She went down to make sure that it was not stuck on the rocks and couldn’t get out. As soon as the little one saw Jayne, it started screaming and mom was back in a second. She had not known where the second twin had gone, but now she could hear it.
The mom coaxed it out of the rocks and it fell to the ground. She finally got to meet her new little one and clean it up. Then she coaxed the first twin down from the 4 foot ledge to join the new family. They nursed for a bit and then off they went into the high brush.
So, so sweet and such a happy ending! And such a treat to see it in our own yard.