I didn't want to leave the fawn next to the road and knew that the mother doe was likely nearby. But Josh and I were also concerned that the fawn would blunder out into the road and be hit by a car. Fascinatingly, while I was taking pictures, the fawn began following me, so I walked across the road and into some weeds and the fawn followed. Josh and I directed a car around the whitetail, which appeared to have been just born.
And then we decided to leave the fawn to its fate. The mother doe soon showed up and escorted her fawn away from the road and into a field. Who knows what tomorrow will bring for the doe and her offspring.