”With the proliferation of deer in Suffolk County, this is the second time in recent months that I had to rescue a fawn who was caught in between my fence and that of my neighbor’s which are just inches apart,” said Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta. A neighbor heard the cries of the fawn and alerted Legislator Trotta who was able to cut the fence so he could free the fawn, which he did and it ran off. “If you have a fence like that, please go to where it begins and put something like a piece of fencing or a log so that the deer won’t be able to walk in between the two fences,” advises Trotta.
According to the Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown, fawns are often found lying quietly in a field. They recommend that if you find one and it is not crying, leave it there and check back in 12-24 hours. If it is injured or crying, then it needs special attention and to call Sweetbriar at 631-979-6344 for assistance. In addition, you can also call Legislator Trotta on his cell at 631-901-6204.
Legislator Robert Trotta represents the 13th Legislative District, which includes Fort Salonga, Kings Park, San Remo, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, and parts of Smithtown, St. James, East Northport, Northport and Commack.
He serves on the Veterans, Parks & Recreation and Economic Development Committees.