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Old 07-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Mama Deer and baby deers

I was driving on a 70 mhp freeway with two lanes going one way and two lanes going the other way. Between the sets of lanes was a sizable grassy meridian. Just ahead on the meridian was a mama deer and two baby deers. I knew they were going to flee across my lanes so I slammed on the breaks. Sure enough long, tall mama deer leaps across the two lanes right in front of me, but the baby deers got skittish and bolted across the opposite two lanes. Now, mama deer is in the woods, separated by four freeway lanes and a large grassy meridian from her two babies. Not knowing about deer behavior, I am wondering if it is likely they can reunite. Please no venison comments. I'm really shook up from almost hitting her and feeling like I was the car that divided them.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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No worries, mama deer are great mothers.
And those fawns are super cute!
I was checking out a new property the other day on the outskirts of town, wandering around out back looking for the best building site, and just about stepped on a good-sized fawn hiding in the grass. I was about 6 feet away when it bolted. I don't know which one of us was more startled!
I used to hunt them, but would now rather take pictures.
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This may put things in perspective for you.

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I know you're shaken up, but glad to hear you're OK. Hitting a deer at 70 can be deadly for both the deer and driver.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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This may put things in perspective for you.

Like I said, mama deer are good mothers.
Stupid cat.
And stupid dog owner. Why wasn't the dog on a leash?
People don't seem to realise that deer are wild animals, and they are super-protective of their young.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:28 AM   #6
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Well I read that deer will leave their fawn for up to 12 hours at times and will try to find their fawn for at least a day if they become separated. Just hope none of them get killed crossing that freeway. Thanks for the video...it was CUTE!
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