And that's why you don't take baby fawns from where they're sitting. Leave them alone, as Mommy is usually somewhere nearby watching you. If it truly worries you, leave a bowl of water outside along with some fresh grass clippings (or any particular leaves the deer in your area seem to like). While the baby cannot eat the greens, it can drink the water. The green/leaves/acorns are an enticement to the mother to give you a possible glimpse of her so it will ease your worry. Only if it's been 2 straight days with no-sign of the mother, or it begins to bleet and call for it's Mom with no response for hours; OR if said baby is attacked by dogs, should you EVER come to the aid of the baby. As fawns have special requirements to feed as well as keep, make sure to call your local game warden or wildlife authority to see if they will take the baby in for rehabilitation, OR if you feel like taking the long work of raising a fawn, see if it's allowable in your state/county/area.
Because otherwise, if you mess with a baby and the mom sees it....lets just say horns aren't the ONLY way a deer protects itself....
Advice from you friendly neighbor-hood conservationist!
((Also, LOVE the pic there Silver XD hilarious. I love the stag's angry face.)
This reminds me of that film with Puss and Kitty Soft-Paws. I would google the name but I can't bea rsed at this point, anyway. They steal a duckling that can lay Golden Eggs or something, and then this GIANT FUCKING BIRD comes along and attacks the town. I'm getting a similar vibe here.
the scary thing is there was a woman in estes park a few years ago who was trampled to death by a Mule deer (much smaller) when she picked up it's fawn. It really depends on the species and individual deer as soom clear the hell away, others will fight to the death for their fawns O: