Please don’t let balloons go in celebrations. While it’s a beautiful and lovely sentiment - they don’t go to heaven to your loved one. They cause lots of problems for animals and basically just litter our woods and streams.
My husband and I just picked up this little fawn, she come from near the coast about 3-4 hours away. She must be a September fawn because she still is fully spotted. She was confiscated from someone who did not feed her properly and apparently she had also been attacked by a dog, she has puncture marks on her snout. I am very concerned about her getting capture myopathy because of the long trip. I met part way and she was sedated for the rest of the trip. She has also been treated for capture myopathy and given antiobotics for the bites. There are not many facilites in S.C. for non releasable deer, that is why she had to travel so far. This brings my total up to 14 non releasable deer and possibly 15 depending on how well the fawn with the broken leg heals. This is why we have increased our pen size and why we are in need of a deer barn. I wish people would stop turning fawn interested “pet deer”! A deer in captivity can live 20+ years, that is a lot of feed and care, when the deer should have been free and wild in the first place.
If you would like to help with the care of this fawn and the other deer here at Magnolia Fawn Rescue donations can be made through:
First stop today: Nara! About 40 minutes south of Kyoto by train, there is a famous temple there with a giant Buddha (like really enormous). I didn’t actually see said Buddha, because I only had enough time to find out where it was so that my students and I can go back and spend the day there. But I did have time for the HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of free roaming deer on the temple grounds. Just hanging. Wandering in the shops that lined the path to the temple. Nibbling on my jacket. Deer. Each one reminded me of Fitzy. #japan#nara#solotravels#deer#newfavouritething