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Old 07-11-2022, 09:02 PM   #1
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There's a 15 acre place next to mine that is fenced tight enough that no dog or coyote is getting in or out. Every year several does drop their fawns there, like they know it's a safe place. It's a blast watching these tikes grow from birth until they can jump the fence.

Today when I was driving by, I saw a couple running around close to the road. I stopped to watch, which made mama nervous. She jumped into that field and BAM, five babies ran full speed to her and started fighting over teats. I have never seen this before. Been watching many deer every day a good part of my life.

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Old 07-11-2022, 09:08 PM   #2
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What a sight. Cool stuff.

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Old 07-11-2022, 09:13 PM   #3
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That’s really cool
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:15 PM   #4
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that's neat!!
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:21 PM   #5
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What a sight !
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:53 PM   #6
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Now that's cool!
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Old 07-11-2022, 09:56 PM   #7
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I saw it once with the house deer. Four fawns ambushed a doe and went wild nursing. She tolerated it for a bit then started kicking the snot out of then. Turns out a set of twins were hers and the other two quickly found their mamas.


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Old 07-11-2022, 10:14 PM   #8
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Thatís really cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:35 PM   #9
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If there is no water in there, they might be more thirsty than hungry. I have a neighbor that did the same thing with the fencing. There is no free water on the place, so when the fawns are dropped in there, they're screwed until that get big enough to jump. Until then they only get moisture from mama. Mentioned that to them a few years ago, but they didn't seem to care.
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Old 07-11-2022, 10:49 PM   #10
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If there is no water in there, they might be more thirsty than hungry. I have a neighbor that did the same thing with the fencing. There is no free water on the place, so when the fawns are dropped in there, they're screwed until that get big enough to jump. Until then they only get moisture from mama. Mentioned that to them a few years ago, but they didn't seem to care.
Edit on my reply. I would never have thought of that. There has always been a trough there. I will follow up with the neighbor to make sure it's filled. Thank you!

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Old 07-11-2022, 11:41 PM   #11
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Neat video
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Old 07-12-2022, 12:34 AM   #12
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Pretty cool stuff!!!

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Old 07-12-2022, 06:29 AM   #13
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Wow, that girl has her hands/teets full!
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:23 AM   #14
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Dang! She needs some alfalfa!
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:24 AM   #15
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Holly Milk Batman!!!!
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:27 AM   #16
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:28 AM   #17
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That is really cool!
A friend of mine has a place in Columbus and he fenced of 35 acres with hog wire and barbed wire to keep the hogs out several years ago. The rest of the place is barbed wire fenced... The does flock to that little pasture to drop fawns and some of the pics and videos he takes are amazing too... He's got a small spring fed pond about 150 yards from the house with a nice lawn between the house and the pond... He feeds there and in the afternoons sometimes there's 20 fawns all together around the yard and that pond... They jump in the pond and splash around like a little puppy would.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:30 AM   #18
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Pretty cool, Trey! Sight to see for sure.


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Old 07-12-2022, 07:33 AM   #19
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What a sight to see! I've been worried the heat would get to them. I have a picture of a coyote carrying something but I can't tell if it is a piglet or a fawn. I haven't see hardly any fawns this year but my cameras have been sporadic.
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Old 07-12-2022, 08:32 AM   #20
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If there is no water in there, they might be more thirsty than hungry. I have a neighbor that did the same thing with the fencing. There is no free water on the place, so when the fawns are dropped in there, they're screwed until that get big enough to jump. Until then they only get moisture from mama. Mentioned that to them a few years ago, but they didn't seem to care.
You may very well have nailed it. Neighbor is getting water out today.

Thank you! We need to take care of those little guys. They're jerky in a few years.

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Old 07-12-2022, 08:44 AM   #21
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How cool!
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Old 07-12-2022, 08:52 AM   #22
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That’s so cool! Sure enjoyed watching.
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Old 07-12-2022, 09:04 AM   #23
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That's freaking cool!
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Old 07-12-2022, 09:41 AM   #24
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Thanks for sharing, very neat.

Iíd also suggest the neighbor putting his water source in the shade, and keep us updated.
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Old 07-12-2022, 10:06 AM   #25
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Very cool
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Old 07-12-2022, 06:47 PM   #26
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Great video Trey! And thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:02 PM   #27
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How awesome.
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Old 07-12-2022, 07:35 PM   #28
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Cool video.
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