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Catskill, New York
Environment | Local living | Soft news
3 August 2021 10:54AM
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www.timesunion.com/hudsonvalley/outdoors/article/Wildlife-expert-Stop-rescuing-baby-deer-16357380.php

Fawns are touching and it can be tempting. But don’t.

“Fawning season recently ended in late June in the Hudson Valley, meaning the population of baby deer is high — as is the urge for some people to “help” the small spotted fawns or even keep them as pets.

“Wildlife rehabilitator Barbara “Missy” Runyan, founder of the nonprofit Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center Inc., says so far this summer, she’s gotten upwards of 400 calls relating to deer fawn. Often, those calls involve people interfering with them — resulting in danger, injury, and even death for the animals. Those incidents include people taking deer in as pets, possibly irrevocably harming the fawns’ ability to survive in the wild.”

Read on at the link above.

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