With a look of anticipation
and a bounding run
A fawn approaches its mother hoping to nurse
But the does are weaning the fawns now and although some do allow occasional short nursing sessions
A rebuff as captured this morning is much more likely
The fawns although now half the weight of their mothers and have been eating solid food for months continue to try nursing. In preparation for the stress of winter's cold, snow and lack of food the does need to gain as much body weight as possible before the onset. Weaning the fawns is an important step in insuring the does survival.