NEW FAWNS LEARN EARLY

Fawns learn to eat and drink independent of their mother's milk pretty early in life.

Fawns learn to eat and drink independent of their mother’s milk pretty early in life.

This is the first fawn I’ve seen on my property this year – probably (and hopefully) won’t be the last. Momma has obviously taught it to drink, probably to eat corn and other “foreign” foods.

Even at such an early age, this fawn is trying, at least, to lick the salt.mineral block provided for it's elders.

Even at such an early age, this fawn is trying, at least, to lick the salt.mineral block provided for it’s elders.

It is also enjoying the taste of the combined salt and mineral block in the same “pen” – which has only three sides remaining from an attempt to fence hogs out a few years ago, when I had oats planted here.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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  1. MikeH says:

    Glad you found it interesting/of value.

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