Ever since November, we’ve been worrying about an undersized, late-born fawn surviving the cold spells and snow storms of the winter here. We saw her and her Mother a few days after Christmas, when she had to do a lot of jumping and springing – balletic at times – to keep up with her mother in the snow. Our primary concern was her ability to outrun coyotes in these conditions. She disappeared then.
So, it was with relief and joy that we spotted her, her mother, and six other White-Tails on Monday (January 8). The image of her above was taken then. She seems spunky; her odds of making it increase each day. (Brooklin, Maine)