Spotted My First Spotted Fawn

September 25, 2014  •  3 Comments

On August 27, 2014 on my way home from work I stopped at Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN to see if I could find the deer along with their fawns I've been hearing about. 

Just after the park office I saw these does laying in the brush. 

Doe lying in the brushDoe lying in the brushPhoto taken on August 27, 2014 in Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN.

Then going by this field I was going to take a photo of these wild turkeys and suddenly a doe appeared in my lens.

Deer crossing turkey's pathDeer crossing turkey's pathPhoto taken on August 27, 2014 in Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN.

Then after doing some scouting around, I came across a family of around 6 deer.  One doe appeared to have an injured leg and let me get within 10 feet while she laid down chewing her cud.

Doe chewing cudDoe chewing cudPhoto taken on August 27, 2014 in Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN.

Finally I spotted what I was looking for, a spotted fawn.  After nearly tripping over the injured doe, I spent about 30 minutes following this fawn,  getting closer to get better angles for great images.  The fawn and it's family seemed to trust me as they all laid down in spite of my presence.

Close Closer
Fawn relaxingFawn relaxingPhoto taken on August 27, 2014 in Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN. Fawn listeningFawn listeningPhoto taken on August 27, 2014 in Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN.

  

Closest

Fawn lying between the treesFawn lying between the treesPhoto taken on August 27, 2014 in Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, MN.

 


Comments

Jennifer Ionta(non-registered)
Hi Alan, WOW! So amazing!
Irina Donaldson(non-registered)
How fun! A great ending to your day. I can't believe you were able to get so close!
maureen boucher(non-registered)
Beautiful!!!
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