Baby Deer at Bowers Harbor Park on the Old Mission Peninsula | Linda Nelson Photo
Fawn at Bowers Harbor Park on the Old Mission Peninsula | Linda Nelson Photo

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Here’s something you don’t see every day. When Old Mission Peninsula resident Linda Nelson took a walk at Bowers Harbor Park last Thursday, she never expected to have a baby deer tag along.

But that’s exactly what happened. The spotted fawn followed along with her for more than two miles.

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Fawn at Bowers Harbor Park on the Old Mission Peninsula
Fawn at Bowers Harbor Park on the Old Mission Peninsula | Linda Nelson Photo

Linda was concerned because the fawn’s right ear looked like it had been injured. Also, Linda didn’t want to leave the park and go home, possibly leading the fawn into traffic. So she walked into the woods – with the fawn tagging along – hoping they’d find the deer’s mom, but no such luck.

When they walked back up to the front of the park, there was a group of people there, and the fawn ran into the woods.

Linda contacted a wildlife rescue person, who found the deer, took her home and fed her. “She is safe now and cared for until she decides to go back in the woods,” says Linda.

You just never know what you’ll find on a walk at Bowers Harbor Park.

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