Michelle Kim

Orphan Fawn May Be Missing Sibling After Mother Deer Dies on Long Island

SPCA officials on Long Island are asking the public to be on the lookout for a baby deer after a mother deer was found dead outside a home Wednesday.

Suffolk County SPCA says a Shoreham resident contacted them about a female deer that died on their property after giving birth to baby fawns on Jody Court a few days before.

One of the fawns was found and captured by volunteers in Smithtown. 

A whitetail normally gives birth to twins but triplets are also a possibility. 

If anyone in the area sees a lone baby fawn, they're asked to contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722 or the Sweetbriar Nature Center at 631-979-6344.

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