The mother deer walked very carefully in front of the camera, obviously totally unaware that it was there. Then, she decided to scratch her chin with her hind hoof, clearly showing that she was still lactating.
Then, the thirsty fawn showed up. The fawn pushed up on her mom's udder with such force, nursed a little, and repeated it. Both of the pair made noises - the fawn obviously enjoying the milk and the mom perhaps feeling some pain from her strong fawn.
I am amazed that deer and fawns survive. Big cats patrol our forests, looking for their food. Earlier this summer, Shyla found the remains of a fawn who had been killed by a predator. It's not an easy life out there.
A mountain lion walked past the same camera in the middle of the day. He kept walking, and my cams picked up his image along the way. He must have been very hungry to be out at that time of day. He's the one with an abdominal bulge (perhaps a hernia) who I captured footage of last December as he ate an elk who he'd killed. He looked much bulkier in December than now. I wonder if his health is still okay.
Enjoy the video of deer, fawn, and mountain lion action either here or at Youtube.