Curious Fox Investigates a Solitary Fawn Left Behind by Its Mother

Blacktail deer fawn
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Written by Hannah Crawford

Updated: October 5, 2023

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New experiences in life are quite literally the best things in life that you cannot put a price tag on. You can’t put a price tag on when you bought your first car, or you got hired for your first job, or you flew to a new country, or you had your first bite of gelato ice cream. 

Whatever the first experience was, it can’t come back. Perhaps this is why we love to see the little kids in our lives experience things for the first time. Seeing the pure joy on their faces is like being able to experience new things along with them. We see this happening with a fox and fawn below. 

New Experiences 

The next YouTube video posted below takes us to a field with a fawn and a fox that are experiencing each other for the first time, it seems. The person filming takes the time to share his short description of what happened on the YouTube video.

“I look out my window one day and see this. What an awesome nature show. The fox seems interested in a fresh meal but just doesn’t quite dare to get it.” 

A Fox and a Fawn 

The video starts with a young fawn standing all alone in an open field. This adorable fawn looks like something that just crawled out of the movie Bambi. So, he’s already pulling our heartstrings. A fox appears in the video and slowly starts to size this fawn up and down. I wondered if he would be able to take it down and if it would be tasty or not. However, the fox stays away by slowly circling it for the remainder of the video. 

What do Foxes Eat?

Red Fox

Foxes can run up to 29 miles per hour!

Foxes of the genus Vulpes can be found in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, and North America. These small mammals only weigh between 1.5-31 pounds and reach 33 inches in length. As omnivores, they will eat animals such as berries, nuts, rabbits, birds, and lizards. 

What do Deers Eat?

Oregon - US State, Animal Wildlife, Deer, Animal, Antler

Deer can run up to 43 miles per hour.

Deer of the family Cervidae are found in Asia, Eurasia, Europe, and North America. These large mammals can grow to be as large as 990 pounds and reach 206 inches in length. As herbivores, they will eat food such as acorns, fruit, and grass. 

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About the Author

Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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