Dad saw the mum first who was grazing in a field, then behind her were the two fawns who would be almost three months old and they had already lost their spotted coats. The twin fawns were already quite big but much smaller than the mum. They kept close to each other and close to the mum.
This is what was left of the head. The three teeth through on the bottom jaw with the fourth emerging mean it died very young. The spongy bone at top right was the this nasal bone. The skull wasn't properly fused, like all babies, and the braincase was full of beetle casings.
A lot of roe deer fawns die whilst young, but it is still sad. I hope the other two make it and grow up to be adults.
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