David Pelizzari, Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden for Palo Pinto County, asked that people be advised not to touch or bother fawns found along roadways or in fields.
He said a doe will leave her fawn in a safe area while foraging, adding that it is a natural thing. People who pick up these animals or try to move them endanger the fawns. He said if the fawn is touched, it leaves a human scent and the doe will possibly abandon it, leaving it to die.
"The cost of rehabilitation of these fawns is about $500 each," he said.
In addition, he reminded the public it is illegal to keep deer and other animals as pets.