While watching this doe nudge her newborn fawn up and away from the road, also take a look at the fawn’s response to danger. Typically, these behaviors are an instinctive response to nearby predators.
There are three ways deer satisfy their water needs. Two are critical in frigid temperatures, especially when the landscape is frozen solid.
According to a recent study from Penn State University, fawn survival comes down to where predators hunt best and how savvy does are when choosing where to have their fawns.
While this news story reminds us of a deer’s incredible agility, it also prompts questions about a deer’s cold endurance and will to survive.
Infected deer begin to show symptoms within a week of being bitten by a midge carrying the virus. They develop a high fever, one reason many dead deer are found in or near water.