Fawn

Even though it appears abandoned, this fawn’s mother will be back for him soon. This photographer snapped a quick photo and moved on by without disturbing the little one.

The warm weather of spring and summer increases the chances of human-wildlife interactions, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks wildlife biologist Silka Kempema said.

“As spring turns into summer, you may see a baby bird that looks like it fell out of a nest, a fawn that is unattended or a single bat in a tree,” Kempema said. “They may all seem like situations where human intervention may be needed, but most often, it is not. If you find wildlife, take the opportunity to observe from a safe distance for both you and the animal.”

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.