The Minnesota DNR has put out an advisory to everyone to not touch or go near a baby deer even if it is alone, because you could compromise it's safety.

Late May and early June are prime time for deer to be born and for many people seeing a fragile baby deer by themselves, makes them feel they need to help.

According to the DNR many small deer are left by themselves for brief periods at a time, but their mother knows exactly where they are. If humans interact with these young deer they may learn to not be afraid of people which will be to their detriment. Also the spots on the young deer act as a sort of camouflage to help protect them when mom is gone.

This is a good lesson to instill with children so they know to leave them, and all baby animals alone.


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