Caught on Camera

By Tom Venesky - [email protected]

The summer months represent a time of easy living for many species of wildlife, deer included. Ina Hunter snapped this photo of a doe and fawn leisurely crossing a dirt road near the Tall Pines Golf Course in Susquehanna County on June 29.

Fawns will remain with their mothers for the rest of the summer and through the following winter, although males will disperse earlier.

For the summer months, fawns like the one pictured will keep their white-spotted coats into the fall until the gray winter coat grows in.

But for now, fawns and does — and all wildlife — will continue to enjoy the warm temperatures and ample food found during the summer before enduring a long, cold winter like the rest of us.

Capture anything interesting on your hand-held or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any other wildlife? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to [email protected]

By Tom Venesky

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