Twiggy the roe deer fawn

Keep in step, Mum!

Twiggy the Roe Deer Fawn – Peter Frost Pennington

Twiggy is 16-19 days old in these photographs.

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

First experience of rain

Another week has rushed by and Twiggy continues to flourish. She now weighs 4Kg and stands 45cm tall at the shoulder with 30cm long legs from her elbow to the tip of her toes.

Please remember that her mum died as the result of a car accident on the 23rd May and Twiggy was born by emergency C-section within minutes of her mother’s death. Despite her being imprinted on us Iona and I aim to try and help Twiggy to grow up as a confident young roe deer and be free to live in the wild in the perfect deer habitat at Muncaster where conservation is at the heart of all that we do. We take her for walks in the garden at least twice a day when it is quiet.

This week she experienced rain for the very first time and her dappled spots seem to be starting to fade. I don’t think it was the rain that washed them out! She seemed to cope well, finding a dry hiding place in the undergrowth to bed down between feeds.

Other highlights include meeting ducks close up for the first time, an encounter with an owl and she loves practising her running, especially in open spaces. She is fast! Pictures probably tell her story better than words so I’ll try and shut up now…..!

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

Enjoying a face wash

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

You plant and I’ll eat!

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

Not sure about these ducks…

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

Pretty in pink

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

Itchy nose

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

You lot are noisy!

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

Am I wild enough for in here…?

Twiggy the roe deer fawn

Whooooo are you?