Fawns are frequently hidden and left alone for hours while their mothers forage for food. During the long periods left alone, newborn fawns instinctively freeze and will lay motionless when approached.
CT DEEP advises residents to leave unattended fawns alone for 48 hours to determine whether the mother is returning for feedings.
A truly orphaned fawn may show signs of distress by walking around aimlessly and calling out for several hours, officials said.
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