Rare white-faced fawn finds home after being abandoned by mother

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Rare White-Faced Fawn Finds Home After Being Abandoned By Mother

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. – A rare white-faced fawn is finding love on a Cedar Springs farm.

"Dragon" was born about a week and a half ago on the farm. But, because the fawn was born with a white face, it was disowned by its mother.

The fawn is at Deer Tracks Junction on 14 Mile Road in Cedar Springs.

"In the wild, they are very very rare," explained owner, Hillary Powell.

"We have a Piebald [deer] and he came from a Piebald so she had a 50/50 shot of having another Piebald. So, it's not as rare but in the wild it is."

With his white face, crystal blue eyes and pink nose, this unique-looking fawn was a stark contrast to his normal, brown-colored sibling. And that difference could be harmful in the wild.

"Normally they have a black nose. It's actually a detriment in the wild because if they don't have shade, their nose is very sensitive to the sun and can get sun burn."

Because of his coloring, "Dragon's" mother knew it would be very difficult for him to survive in the wild and hide from predators, so she abandoned him within hours after his birth.

Immediately, Powell became his surrogate mother. Her son named the fawn "Dragon," knowing it was such contrast to how he looks.

The Powell's will continue bottle feeding him and giving him his vitamins until the day he can meet visitors.

Deer Tracks Junction opens for the season June 3rd.

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