Minnesota dog encounters and befriends fawns
MINNETONKA, MN (KARE) -- Deb Olson of Minnetonka noticed two tiny fawns in her yard on Wednesday...then they found a friend in her dog Gracie.
"They were jumping up on each other and one would run one way and the other would chase it then dog would run away and the deer would chase the dog," said Olson.
The cute factor is off the charts.
A day later, one fawn is gone, but the other is still hanging around.
"The dog isn't afraid and the deer was not afraid of the dog," Olson said.
DNR officials say the mother is likely looking for food or maybe senses danger.
Their rule of thumb is let them be.
They encourage residents never to feed a fawn at the risk of abandonment, and they remind the public that taking in wildlife as a pet is illegal.
After some great pictures and some close encounters, Deb and Gracie are heeding the advice and will let the fawn have some space.
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