How old is this fawn?

Asked June 13, 2018, 9:27 AM EDT

I almost stepped on this new neighbor of mine yesterday. Can you tell from the photo how old he/she is? Also, can you point me to a good source of general info about white-tailed deer? I'm interested in topics like maternal behavior, antler growth, sex ratios (are equal numbers of males and females born? Does the ratio change when food is scarce?), etc. Thanks.

Montgomery County Maryland miscellaneous fawns

1 Response

We do not have a wildlife expert in our office. Please contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources with your questions. The following is a link to get you started.
http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/Deer_Fawn_FAQ.aspx

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