So Excited To See This Tiny Fawn
We were at the right place at the right time in order to see this fawn. What an experience for me, someone who has never seen one so tiny that I could have easily picked it up.
Dave and I were taking a drive in Coshocton county looking at great views. It was raining off and on so we couldn’t ride our 4-wheelers at his farm yet. We came down this back country road and see a deer and this tiny fawn walking in the road. The fawn was so tiny I wasn’t even sure that was what I was seeing. I mean it was little! Legs were wobbly and Dave feels sure he saw an umbilical cord.
Of course Mama ran up the hill. He drove really slow so we could see if we saw the fawn. I said, “Stop!”. Right down in the ditch area along the road was this tiny little thing all burrowed in the weeds. If we had been going even a tiny bit faster I would have missed it. You really can’t tell from these pictures how tiny this was. But I’ll bet it didn’t weigh but 10-15 pounds at best. Certainly the smallest fawn I have ever seen.
She just laid there looking at me. Not moving a muscle. Dave said that is their defense mechanism when they are that small. They can’t run away. They have very little scent and hope that predators will walk right by. He said there were several times in the woods that he literally almost stepped on one before it moved.
I just loved it.
We then saw Mama deer waiting right on top of the hill. We took some pictures and slowly went on our way.
How cool was that? It is often that you get to have that kind of experience.