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Claim: Photographs show an orphaned fawn being cared for by a pet dog.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: The pictures displayed above seem genuine enough, and the story that accompanies them is not implausible. (Domesticated dogs and cats have been known to raise and care for orphaned young of other species.) Since we don't yet know the source of these photographs, however, we can't be sure whether the accompanying text correctly matches the pictures.
The photos of the fawn and dog are often circulated along with another picture of a fawn alone, but the latter photograph appears to be a picture of a different fawn taken in a different time and place.
Last updated: 4 January 2005
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