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As more people stay home, or are out exploring nearby, the chances of seeing a "lost fawn" increase.

We want to remind you that the fawn is NOT lost or abandoned and is only waiting for Mom to return. Please leave it alone. Do not attempt to relocate, remove or rescue the fawn. Not only is it a bad idea, it’s also illegal.

Naturally, the doe will leave her fawn(s) alone for their first few weeks except for brief periods when she is nursing or grooming them. Fawns are protected from predators by lying motionless much of the day with their protective coloration and minimal odor.

There's no need to call SCDNR to report a fawn. Like with all wildlife, leave it alone and give it space.

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