05/11/2020- It’s the time of year when people are stumbling across fawns in seemingly strange places, but wildlife experts are reminding residents it’s best to observe these animals from a distance. Whitetail fawns are usually born in May and June and does will leave them behind for hours at a time to distract predators and help keep them from attacking these baby deer. So, while some may think the fawns they discover lying in tall grass or amongst some shrubs or garden beds have been abandoned, officials say that’s rarely the case. Instead, unless the fawn is sick or injured, it should be left alone. The DNR says the mother will not return if people or dogs are present and touching the fawn or bringing children or friends to look at it could endanger the fawn by giving away its location to a predator. If a fawn is obviously sick or injured, call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area.