Robert “Lucky” Budd spotted a newborn fawn on his lawn on June 7. The mother deer delivered twins in his neighbour’s yard and split the pair up, leaving one curled up in the Budd yard.
Budd’s young children, Levi and Emma, became smitten with the twins and have since watched them get bigger and stronger (Levi Budd is the Victoria boy behind the word levidrome – a word that means something else when spelled backwards). An online campaign has begun, aiming to find levidrome names for the pair of fawns. Levi and Emma like Gem and Meg, though Avon and Nova are a close second. Send your name ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild ARC reminds people not to touch a fawn or allow children or domestic pets to go near them. If you think one is in trouble, call Wild ARC in Metchosin at 250-478-9453 for advice.