Now is the season to watch fawns — and the season for fawns to stare back at us.
Deer stare at people, and, it seems, this practice starts at a fairly early age. As was discussed in staring contests, this probably results from a deer’s rather poor vision. The deer cannot quite tell if you are there or not, and if there, are you a threat? As it tries to figure this out, it just stares hoping to spot clues.
In tall grass, a white-tailed fawn just stands and stares at a passing human.
Oh well, caution advises departure.