In my 40 years of residency in Tehachapi, I can’t recall seeing as many dead young deer on the roadsides. I have heard this year has been an exceptional year for multiple births in our deer population and this is evidenced by the many does I have seen with twins and triplets. Fawn very rarely precede “Mom” when they are out and about, including crossing roads.

When we encounter a doe crossing the road in front of us, we need to be alert to the fact that a fawn or two may be close behind. We can’t assume that the doe is the only deer crossing the road. We are the guardians of our wildlife!

Wanda Dunn, Stallion Springs

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