White-tailed deer are social creatures that eat vegetation. They tend to be crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk). Males grow antlers during the summer and shed them in early winter. Females give birth to their fawns in late spring. Fawns are primarily left alone to protect them from predators. If you find a healthy fawn by itself, please leave it be. Its mother will return. If you find an injured or sick deer, please contact DC Animal Care and Control at 202-723-5730.