And Then There Were Three

You remember our cute young doe that was taking naps inside our barn? Well, turns out when she wasn't spending time around us she was taking care of her twins. Yesterday she brought them around the house.

White tail deer start breeding as young as 16-17 months old. The breeding season in western Montana is late November to early December. The gestation period is 7 months. Usually then, the birthing is in June.

The fawns keep their spots for 3-4 months. The new fawns hide in the tall grass giving off no scent; protection from predators. The mom stays fairly close grazing. We can always identify the mom from her left ear that is split.

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