April 25th 2012 6:25 am
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By KEVIN HOWE
Herald Staff Writer
Posted: 04/24/2012 04:12:56 PM PDT
A family of Pacific Grove had a baby arrive on their doorstep Tuesday morning.
The "baby" was a fawn, born within hours on their driveway.
James, one of two sons living at the house on Seaview Ave., said his father looked out the window at 8:30 a.m. and saw what at first appeared to be a skunk lying on the driveway, but on closer inspection, proved to be a baby deer.
He said he took some photos, and called 911 for animal control.
The animal control officer told him the fawn was probably regaining its strength after leaving the womb, and to leave the creature alone until its mother came to take it away, Chang said.
When he and his father looked out the window again, they saw the baby was gone from the driveway, but when Chang went out to investigate, he found the fawn lying on the front porch doormat.
Eventually, he said, the mother doe appeared, the fawn got up on its legs and went to her, and the two disappeared.
State Department of Fish and Game officials say fawns found alone should be left alone, since their mothers will often leave them to go forage, and then come back.
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Hope the little one is safe and doing well with Momma now.
We used to tell folk exactly the same about wild bunnies and nestling birds etc.
Picking them up and moving them is usually not a good thing. "Mum" will come find them in most cases.
wow...nature is amazing!!
Wow, that's pretty cool!
That would have been so neat to see and experience!
That family must feel honored to have had that happen to them...