As soon as I drove into the park I saw a buck crossing the street. One of his antlers was flopped over.
I turned around and saw two baby deer at the edge of the woods.
The little fawn was walking around near a picnic shelter.
Both stayed pretty close together.
Mom was keeping a close eye on them.
Later in the morning, I was walking along the boardwalk and saw a tiny one walk up to another birder. At first I thought it was a small dog that had come up to him.
The baby stood there for a few minutes.
Then laid down in the grass.
Several people came over and was watching the baby. He didn’t seem scared. He seemed pretty weak.
One of the walkers flagged down the park ranger. They came over and got him. They were going to call a wildlife rehabber to come get him. He was so cute. John, the other birder, and I were trying to decide if we should argue over who would get to take it home. Both of us knew that was not a good idea but it was fun thinking about it. It turned out to be an interesting morning.