Thursday, June 14, 2007
One of the great things that I have discovered while living here in Ohio is the beautiful wildlife. I have had the pleasure of seeing raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, chipmunks and deer from my kitchen window.
Only a few nights ago I woke up to the sound of a crash, a mother deer had been hit by a car. Only days later her twin fawns appeared in our yard. I feel so sad for them, and I called a wildlife rescue phone number, they sent out a volunteer to try and take the fawn, but she could not catch them. They are about 3 weeks old and keep calling out for their mother, it's so sad. I have been praying that they are OK.
I put water out for them and the wildlife rescue volunteer put some special deer food mix out there for them (which the raccoons feast on unfortunately). I haven't seen them eat any of it, but they did sleep in our yard last night.
I'd like to hear from anyone who has come across orphaned wildlife in the past and what they did, and if the animal/s survived.
St.Francis of Assisi