I was taking Zelda for her daily off leash walk in the park yesterday, we was on our way back to the car when she veered off the walking path a little. I stopped because I figured she must have to potty, but instead a fawn comes walking up to us! She was a very young fawn and apparently hungry because she tried to nurse off of Zelda Lol. I put it back in the brush and started to walk away, but she kept following us.
So I called a friend who is a wildlife rehabilitator to ask her what I should do. Normally she said she would just say walk away fast and leave it there, mom will be back later when it gets dark. Unfortunately though it is a pretty popular walking path and like myself people do let there well behaved dogs off leash, and because she was following me to take the fawn with me so that the wrong person doesn't get her. We would go back to the park with her in the evening to try and find mom.
So at 8:30 we met up at the park, I showed her exactly where the fawn was. We sat the baby down in the brush and of course as soon as we tried to walk away she followed, so we tried again to put her in the brush and hid from her. She just kept wandering on the path, which is what she was afraid of happening. So she held her and made her cry so mom could hear her since we saw no sign of mom. After a couple of minutes we heard some branches snapping, then a big splash in the creek, so we sat the fawn down and ran and hid. We could her mom calling to her baby, but she wouldn't come out of brush to get her. We quietly left hoping that it was enough to get the fawn to follow moms sound. I was instructed to go to the area today and make sure mom and baby were reunited, we are pretty hopeful that they were!
Zelda- "Twilight Princess Von Hemlock"
Gryffin- "Gryffindor Von Hemlock"