As most of my readers already know, I’m a cartoonist and I live on a small farm in rural Appalachia. We’re lucky to have a good relationship with the living things here and try to be good stewards. Some of the animals are very comfortable with us, and we like to think this is why a young mother tucked her child in my herb garden for safekeeping.

I found this little fellow when I was checking on my garden just before I left for Denver Comic Con.

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He’s breathing fine, we’re leaving him alone, and here’s hoping his mother comes back to take care of him, soon.

Here are guidelines for how to deal with a fawn. A lone fawn is not necessarily an orphan. The best advice: leave him alone. His mother may come back at night when she feels safer.


See you at Denver Comic Con.

Have a nice day.