Dottie and Her Fawn - Shenandoah National Park

Dottie is the resident piebald whitetail deer that has lived near Skyland for years now. She likes to hang out amongst the cabins and hotel buildings, and will frequently come right up to the back window of the restaurant in the main lodge. Needless to say, she is quite indifferent to people.

 

Another park photographer told me he'd heard that her fawns had been killed by bears this year. So, I was thrilled to see it wasn't true. One of her fawns appears to be quite healthy and happy! The second fawn was nowhere to be seen. I just wish I hadn't clipped off the end of her tail in this shot.

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Taken on June 28, 2009