One of our more recent additions to the Wildlife Club is Sweet Pea, a White-Tailed Fawn. Some of you may know her as she appeared in our 2010 Calendar in the month of April.
Just like children, one minute they're babies, and the next minute, they're grown. And Sweet Pea is no exception. We thought you might like to see how Sweet Pea has grown -- from the tiny fawn who first came to us to the lovely 8 month old she now is.
Sweet Pea came to us as nearly all deer residents have - she was `rescued' by a well-meaning individual who thought her to be abandoned, took her in, and hand-raised her. In so doing, they sealed Sweet Pea's fate to never be able to roam the woods or be wild again.
However, as the rest have done, Sweet Pea adjusted just fine. She attached herself, from her arrival, to one of our elderly deer, Bart, and he has kept her under his wing, so to speak. In the current photos you see, Sweet Pea is blowing her winter coat, and it still looks quite rough. In another couple months, she will look sleek and be a golden fawn color.
As one of our newer residents, Sweet Pea is in need of sponsors. Could you sponsor Sweet Pea on the Wildlife Club and help her continue growing into a lovely young doe?