From the e-mail with this photo: "A lady
found the fawn under her step (they think the doe might have
been hit by a car). Her Ridge Back dog is helping look after it. The family named the fawn Bella. Once
she has regained her strength (she was not in good shape when the family found her) they are going to
send her to some friends who (in the past) raised two orphan deer and released them to the wild. Right
now she is being bottle fed. Their dog (Hogan) has basically taken over. The fawn even shares his bed."
From the e-mail with this photo: "A family
in Oregon found this fawn on their front
steps a few weeks ago and took this photo. The white spots on the steps are
apple blossom petals. As you know, deer hide their fawns and go away for awhile.
The fawns have no odor yet, and naturally stay absolutely still. Isn't this an
amazing photograph! A great job of camouflage! The fawn stayed there all
morning, (they live in Bend, OR), and the mama came to get it after 4-5 hours."
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