Soon Mama Deer came looking for her baby, and recognizing the peril she was in, Mama deer stared severely at the strange woman with the camera for quite a spell while waiting for Little Fawn to come running back to her. When little fawn ran up to her mama, there was a tender moment of nuzzling and kissing, and then it appeared that Mama Deer admonished her Little Fawn with a few words of reprimand. Suddenly Little Fawn leaped away to join her siblings and the rest of the herd, and Mama quickly took off after her. They joined the rest of the group and headed off to graze in safer pastures away from the strange woman with the camera.
Well! It was definitely a touching moment and I feel so privileged to have witnessed this today. I couldn't help but think about one of the parables that Jesus taught His disciples about another herd or flock of animals...the sheep. Let me share it with you and then see if you can see the similarities: