MONTPELIER (AP) - It's the time of year when deer fawns are being born, and people in Vermont are being asked to avoid disturbing the animals.

Deer biologist Adam Mukowski said when people see a fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it is helpless, lost or needing to be rescued. Often, the mother is nearby.

Murkowski said most fawns are born during the first and second weeks of June.