After a few weeks I finally got another animal related story! This is very exciting for me since I love animals and I love to learn new things about them even more! The DNR had a press release recently about leaving fawns alone, and as I read it I was surprise to read that some people might take it upon themselves to “rescue” a fawn if they see it alone out in the woods.
I decided it was time to do more investigating and headed over to Harris Nature Center and talked to Kit for the first time. I’ve talked with Kate before and knew her pretty well since doing Fun Factory a few times, but I never met Kit. I have seen her before though when covering a meeting that happened at the Harris Nature Center. I swear it has to be a requirement to have such an awesome personality when it comes to working there. She was just such a happy positive woman and was able to talk in lame man’s terms for my story and I got to learn a lot!
Apparently, when fawns, and other baby animals, are born they don’t have a scent, so their mom’s will leave them to gather food so predators won’t come near their babies, and will leave them up to 8 hours. How cool! Next was the hard part, trying to get footage of deer for my piece, and voila! Ask and you shall receive. One of the other interns already had footage of deer which he happily handed over to me and turned out to be some kind of magical footage that has been handed down from intern to intern for quite a few semesters.
The only bad part about this was spending way past my shift in the studio working elections, then finally able to go out at get footage and a soundbite for my stories, then coming back for Township Board. I ended up spending 15 1/2 hours at the studio that day alone, so I was shot for the next week.
Here’s hoping for less hours this week, but since my Community Connections story piece is coming up I don’t see that as a possibility. Stay tuned for that blog, because it’s going to be a doozy!