Doe Gives Birth To Fawns In Yard On North Mesa Sunday

Early Sunday morning a doe was spotted lying on the ground in the backyard of a residence on North Mesa. She had delivered two fawns that weren’t walking yet. Fawns learn to walk within about seven hours of birth. The family spent the morning observing the fawns struggle to their feet – taking a few wobbly steps before lying down for a while and then trying again. By mid-afternoon the fawns started feeling comfortable on their feet. Today, the fawns were actually frisky when their mother was around, though they spent most of the time in quiet seclusion. Photo by Charles Kooshian
A pair of fawns born early Sunday morning in the backyard of a residence on North Mesa are getting their wobbly legs under them and beginning to walk. Photo by Charles Kooshian
One of the fawns born early Sunday is sniffing around and investigating plants and grass in the backyard of a residence on North Mesa. Photo by Charles Kooshian