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I headed out in the woods behind my house yesterday around noon. Just felt like getting out and enjoying the woods. I was walking the old woods road that I walk on. About two hundred yards out I left the road to walk a well used deer trail that meets the power line. As I was walking along enjoying the nice day and the fresh air, I went to step over a small log in the trail…and almost stepped right on a newborn fawn!

I kind of stepped back in shock! Then cursed myself for not bringing my video camera!
The fawn just looked at me. I don't think he could stand real good yet because he made no effort to move at all. I turned around and booted it back to the house as fast as I could without having a heart attack (because I have a heart condition)

It took me not much more than ten minutes to get the camera and return to the spot. Sweating and breathing hard. I was worried that my scent might make the doe leave the fawn behind. But I only wanted to just get a little video from a distance, and then back on out. But as you would guess, when I got there the fawn was gone!

Momma had returned no doubt and got his butt moving. I looked around a bit to see if maybe he just got up and hopped a few yards. But the fresh doe tracks told me she had probably taken him farther.

But it didn't turn out to bad for me in the end. Because I continued on up the deer trail and happened on two Owls that were hooting up a storm, and managed to film them for about an hour. I got some really good footage. When I edited the best stuff last night I had about 24 minutes of film.

They must be nesting there I presume, although I didn't see a hole in a tree anywhere. But there have always been Owls in this area. I would hoot and the male would hoot back. And the female kept making these little squealing noises. like a little pup. I had a hard time holding my little Sony handycam still. I usually use a tripod for most of my videotaping, when I can that is. The thing is so small with no eyepiece. Just that little screen, and is impossible to hold still.

So all in all it was a great afternoon. And I have to thank that fawn for making me go back and get the camera. You can bet I won't go out again with out it! I am going to head out hiking today if the weather holds. This time with my tripod. maybe I will see the Owls again...maybe the fawn. Or ..who knows?
 

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Here are a few stills I took from the video. I am going to condense tha footage even more to put on my You-Tube channel video.

 

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These pics are a little grainy because my video camera isn't that high a pixel count.

My wife gets back from visiting her mother today, and is gonna flip at these pics and video. She just "loves" Owls!
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Hey archerynutNB,

I had your episode in mind today when I stumbled upon a doe and her young newborn fawn. The doe took a few leaps aside and the little one tried his best to bury himself in the tall grass. I took an impromptu photo from my iPhone. Sure was nice to see. I bailed out of there as quickly as I could so as not to stress Mom and her little one.

 

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Hey archerynutNB,

I had your episode in mind today when I stumbled upon a doe and her young newborn fawn. The doe took a few leaps aside and the little one tried his best to bury himself in the tall grass. I took an impromptu photo from my iPhone. Sure was nice to see. I bailed out of there as quickly as I could so as not to stress Mom and her little one.

Thats really awesome! Pretty handy having that camera with you. I don't even own a cell phone!
I'm living in the stone age. Those young fawns sure are well behaved to stay still when the doe leaves them alone. I guess you gotta be if you don't want to get eaten by a bear, or coyote!
 
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