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Dog fawns over fawn found along Mississippi River trail

Leonard Graham and his dog Abby came across this fawn while on a walk in Hastings recently.

Just about every morning of the week, Leonard Graham and his dog Abby go for a walk along the Mississippi River trail in Hastings.

What they experienced a few weeks ago, though, was anything but an everyday occurrence.

Abby noticed something in the bushes and paused. She sniffed around, started getting excited and then froze.

She had discovered a fawn. Slowly, the fawn staggered to its feet and for the next few minutes, a curious fawn and Abby the dog got to know one another.

The fawn then approached Graham, who had his camera in hand. As Graham snapped a few photos, the fawn checked him out, then slowly retreated.

Graham learned long ago to always carry a camera with him during the walks. That camera came in especially handy this day.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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