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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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.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb