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Doe, Fawns Pause for Idyllic Tableau in El Cerrito

A big thanks to Lawrence of Radcliffe of El Cerrito for sending us his entrancing photo of a doe and two fawns taken about 5:30 p.m. Monday at the corner of Terrace Drive and Clark Place in the El Cerrito hills.

If you drive up Moeser Lane and continue a short distance across Arlington Boulevard where Moeser becomes Terrace Drive, you'll come to a seemingly enchanted spot where El Cerrito resident Lawrence Radcliffe photographed a doe and two fawns Monday as they ruminated in soft, late-afternoon light among the trees and greenery near Wildcat Canyon. 

If you have photos of El Cerrito or Kensington wildlife, we'd like to see them. You can add them to this article (by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" under the accompanying photo section), adding them to our Pics & Clips (under the "Pics & Clips" tab on the homepage), or sending them to elcerrito@patch.com.

You can see past articles about untamed critters of El Cerrito and Kensington by clicking on "El Cerrito wildlife" next to Related Topics below.

Elizabeth Whipple June 19, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Lawrence of Radcliffe, charging up the hills of EC in search of wildlife. Great image. The photo is incredible too.
Lynn Starrs January 12, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Well, they are not exactly ruminating! If they were ruminating they would be relaxing, usually nestled on the ground. These animals are alert. Ruminating allows them to chow down a whole bunch of food in the open, then retire into a safe, hidden spot to ruminate--finish chewing and breaking down the food by chewing their cud. cool photo!
Lynn Starrs January 12, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Sorry, can't help myself. Little fawns don't ruminate by the way. They live mostly off milk, so rumination would not be useful--in fact it is counterproductive. I'd need more space to explain that. Gradually they will develop the microbial population in their rumens to allow them to ruminate, and gradually they will eat more solid food.

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