I would like to Introduce one of our yearlings to you. Her name is Dylan. I know Dylan is a boys name but we named her this because she eats a lot and as much as my 16 year old nephew who also is named Dylan. Yes my nephew eats a lot too.
You’ll remember way back in late 2018 or early 2019, I asked you all if you knew what kind of animal came to our campsite. One nice person told me it was probably a deer who was a few days or few weeks old. Then she told me she hoped she made it through the winter. I’m happy to say she did. However, she’s not doing good. Have you ever heard of Mange or Wasting Disease? Then you know it usually doesn’t end well for the animal who has it. I’m sorry to say, I suspect she has one of these two diseases. The first picture I have of Dylan is Below as well as others.
Dylan At A Very Young Age Around Oct. 29, 2018 (give or take a day either way).
Dylan Trying To Find Food In January 2019.
Dylan Eating In March (She Looks Good Now But Wait).
Dylan Starting To Show Signs In Her Fur In March 2019.
Dylan Looking Pretty Scruffy Around March 2019.
Dylan’s Backside Starting To Look Bad Around April 2019.
Dylan Starting To Look Worse Around April 29, 2019.
Dylan Getting Some Comfort From A Mama Deer (not necessarily his Mama).
This Is What Dylan Looks Like On May 2019.
Now you’ve seen what can happen to a Deer or other animal if they contract Wasting Disease or Mange. This poor girl was very fortunate and made it through the Winter. Since she was probably a late deer being born and may have even lost her Mama for all we know.
All I know is some of her sores look to have healed. Anyhow, she knows where to get her food and knows how to survive.