Just a few minutes ago, I watched a white-tailed deer give birth.
I was filling the deer feeder in our back yard and throwing out the extra veggies from mom’s pasta salad. I happened to look up and saw a doe giving birth just past the tree line in front of me. I never realized how tiny fawns are when they’re first born!
Of course, momma saw me and bolted a few feet away once her baby was born. I stayed still for a few minutes so she’d come back. The baby was wobbling and trying to stand that whole time. Once she came back, they both headed into the trees. Only when I couldn’t see them anymore, did I finally move again.
I’ve never seen that before.