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Deer don't make good pets, so don't adopt a ‘lost’ fawn


“Many people who come upon a solitary spotted fawn in the woods or along a roadway mistakenly assume the animal has been deserted by its mother and want to take the apparently helpless creature home to care for it,” said Charles Ruth, Deer and Turkey Project supervisor for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Young fawns like this have not been abandoned but are still in the care of a doe.”

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