Doe chooses Parker backyard to birth twin fawns

KUSA - It looks like a scene straight out of Bambi in one Parker backyard.

A doe decided to birth two fawns there over the weekend. Who's backyard? Mine. My wife Becky first spotted the doe resting midway up on our yard over the weekend. Nearby, two spotted fawns on very spindly legs appeared. Our home is in the Hidden River neighborhood and is not far from a well-used wildlife corridor.

Her choice of locale to start her new family is somewhat surprising given the split-rail fences she had to hurdle and numerous dogs in the area.

One of the fawns has taken to curling up under an Aspen tree near our deck, while the other slips in and out of a set of lilac bushes. Their mother disappears every now and then, but is never far from her fawns.

For the moment, the family seems content to just hang out. The fawns spend most of their time sleeping when not being cleaned and fed by their mother. We're hoping they won't get too comfortable and will move on within the next few days, while we still have some yard and garden left.

We've been wildlife central before. Over the winter, a tailless red fox decided to take up a brief residence, narrowly missing an opportunity to snack on a pair of rabbits that also called our backyard home.

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