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Deer seeks shelter in garden: the reason for this is rare and "something so wonderful"


Highlights: Deer gives birth to three fawns in the garden of a TV reporter from Ohio. Gabe Spiegel filmed the moment and posted the video online. The clip has already been viewed over 28,000 times on Facebook. The story has even made it into the U.S. media, according to "The Dodo" The mother deer chased a man who stepped on her fawn, so she gave birth to the three cubs in her garden. Only about two percent of fawnes are born as triplets, reports The Dodo.

When TV reporter Gabe Spiegel looks out of his window, he is surprised by a deer. Shortly thereafter, he experiences a rare miracle of nature in the middle of his garden.

One morning in May, a deer makes its way onto a property. Strictly speaking, it is the garden of a television reporter from Ohio that the wild animal visits. Gabe Spiegel is surprised when he watches the four-legged friend from the window and shortly afterwards experiences something that few ever get to see. Because the deer didn't come there for no reason.

Deer visits housing estate and gives birth to three fawns in a garden

The wild animal has sought special protection in Gabe Spiegel's garden to give birth to fawns. Gabe Spiegel filmed the moment and posted the video online via his Instagram account "Gabe Spiegel". The TV reporter writes: "My deer friend Ruby has done it again! 3 babies born in my garden." Elsewhere, a deer has never forgotten the family that saved him as a baby.

The special thing about this birth: Ruby, as Gabe Spiegel affectionately christened the adult deer, gave birth not only to a fawn, but to three cubs. "It was a great sight," Spiegel told The Dodo. And indeed, it was not only a special experience, but also an extremely rare event – according to estimates, only about two percent of fawns are born as triplets, reports "The Dodo". Even rarer, but equally possible, are quadruplets. However, two fawns are more common, explains "" on the website. A rare and intimate friendship is maintained by a deer with a raccoon.

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Video shows the typical behavior of newborn deer

After a total gestation period of usually 41 weeks, the little Bambis see the light of day. This mainly happens in the months of May and June. The period in which the fawns are born is called the setting period. At birth, individual cubs weigh about 1,500 grams, twins about 1,200 grams and triplets around 1,100 grams. Because a man stepped on her fawn, this deer mom takes up the chase.

Gabe Spiegel was able to observe the typical behavior of newborn deer during the unforgettable event in his garden, as the clip shows. Newborn fawns usually behave as follows: As a rule, in the first hour of life, they shake their heads, kick their legs and roll around, while the doe licks its offspring again and again. Subsequently, the mother deer offers her suckling. From the second hour of life, the young animals start their first attempts at standing. However, they are usually only successful in the third hour, in which they try to walk for the first time.

The clip has already been viewed over 28,000 times on Facebook. The story has even made it into the American media, according to one commentary. Users are thrilled with the beautiful moment that Gabe Spiegel shares with them. Here is a small selection of her thoughts.

  • "That's amazing, I'd love to see ❤️ this in my garden."
  • "So precious. ♥️"
  • "Madness! Astonishing!! Thank you for sharing something so beautiful with us!!"
  • "OMG, that's just beautiful. Congratulations to all. Especially Grandfather Gabe!"
  • "I'm so glad she chose your farm for childbirth. She must have felt loved and safe there. I hope she visits you often."
  • "You saw a miracle in real time!!!"

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-06-08

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