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John Parsch of Imlay City, Michigan, got a front row seat to a rare spectacle when a fox tried to attack and kill a fawn in his backyard.
A nearby doe left the fawn bedded down in the long grass (pretty well-hidden, I might add) while she foraged, and a sly fox wasn’t about to miss the chance at a big meal.
The very young fawn is, of course, no match for the fox, but John can’t bring himself to let the fox kill the young creature. He bangs on a door or window until the fox scampers off.
The fawn freezes in place, terrified by the encounter, until mom comes walking out of the woods—likely responding to the distress bleet.
Most of the time, I try to let nature take its course, but I’m not sure I could watch a fox try to kill a fawn and not intervene. That could be a target buck somewhere down the line!
What do you think? Did John do the right thing? Would you let nature take its course?