What should you do if you find a baby animal? - WNEM TV 5

What should you do if you find a baby animal?

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Courtesy of LeAnne Soldan in Cass City Courtesy of LeAnne Soldan in Cass City
MICHIGAN, (WNEM) -

It’s that time of the year when baby animals are popping up across Mid-Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said they have received several reports lately about fawns. White-tailed deer fawns are typically born in May and June.  

Officials want to remind folks that most fawns are not abandoned.

“The mother will come back when she feels it’s safe to do so. Please keep this in mind. It’s okay to enjoy the sight of a fawn, just be sure to give them some space so they can reunite with mom,” the DNR wrote on Facebook.

The DNR said it’s not uncommon for deer to leave their fawns unattended for up to eight hours at a time.

The mother deer will typically hide the fawn in a secluded location for the first few weeks of its life.

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