Welcome, little one

Calf portrait

This calf was born around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. DH passed by as Mom was cleaning it up and alerted me that we had a new neighbor.

Calf mom nudge

Mom knew that it needed to get up on its feet to feed and be safe from predators. So in addition to baying at it, she gave it occasional gentle nudges to encourage it upright.

Calf I think I can

There were some false starts. First a few times up on its hind legs, wobbling, and back down again.

Calf up

Then the front legs were employed, too. A bit blurry, but this was taken in the first seconds of a short four-footed wobble. Sweet!

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