Three Year's of Deer in Mill Valley
We thought this tiny baby fawn had been abandoned in March, 2005.
It turned out that the mother had just hidden it in our yard
while she caught a bit of shut eye.
Imagine Kadi's surprise when the next day she found out that
there were TWINS!!
And rambunctious twins, at that. Well, the male is rambunctious...
No wonder the nursing mom needs an occassional lie-down; she's exhausted!
Here's the trio practicing "not being seen".
At first the twins stayed near mom for food...
...but after a month, they were weaned, and would nibble everything in sight. They'd visit right outside our dining room window and so we get good photo ops of the trio.
Mom discovered our bird feeder and comes daily to help herself. Kadi put out a salt lick for them and a dishpan full of water in case they get thirsty:
The fawns love the salt block and the water.
They got more adventurous daily, but they still would have to come back and check in with Mom.
Mother Flora, sister Fauna, and brother Faunus were very close all through the Summer of 2005.
Mackerel the Cat got to know them all, too.
Click here to see a movie of Mackerel and Baby Faunus.