Oh my goodness! Such an absolutely amazing encounter yesterday!
I had gone to Cheyenne for work and on my way back, as always, I was watching for pronghorn. Just inside the Colorado border I spotted a doe standing a good ways off in a field and then saw movement behind her – a fawn – and it clearly had just been born!
Quickly, I snapped bunches of pics when I noticed movement in the grass in front of her. A second fawn! Twins! Both were still very wet from birth and already working hard to get those long, wobbly legs moving. I suspect they had been born less than an hour before I spotted them.
Now, I have seen recently born animals many, many times before but never ones so “fresh.” It was amazing to see new life immediately after it was brought into the world and, honestly, brought tears to my eyes.
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