Princeton, British Columbia is a small town some 2-1/2 hours east of Vancouver, British Columbia along Highway 3, also known as the Hope-Princeton Highway. Princeton is a town in the Similkameen region of southern British Columbia, Canada. It lies just east of the Cascade Mountains, which continue south into Washington, Oregon and California. The Tulameen and Similkameen Rivers converge here. Originally settled by John Fall Allison in 1859, Princeton has become the center of the Similkameen Valley.
Rich in mining, forestry, agriculture and ranching, it provides the foundation for the town’s economy. Tourism has gained popularity because of the area’s close proximity to the Okanagan and Lower Mainland. Between 1927 and 1996, more than US$6-billion worth of copper had been dug from the mountains south of town, which was extracted by at least five corporations over the years, but those are now long gone. In 2011, Copper mountain Mine was to begin a comeback as new technology would make it feasible. The reopening has caused a boom of activity in the little town. With Princeton being smack dab in the middle of the mountain ranges, there is an abundance of wildlife that wanders with the streets and residential areas.
In the video this is evident as you will see a mama mule deer enjoying a snack of willow tree along with her three fawns. Very young the fawns still have their camouflage spots making them adorable. The fawns will generally lose their spots around the age of 3-4 months, usually around October. The fawns will retain this name until oner year old, at which time they will be known as yearlings. At one year of age the average fawn will weigh around 90 pounds (41 kilograms). As adorable and tame they look along side their mother, it is not recommended to approach them very closely. The mother will protect her young and can become quite aggressive by pawing at anyone coming close.
As their hooves are quite sharp, being pawed by an angry mama deer could cause some serious damage to ones body. Best is to observe from a safe distance and take as many photos and video as you want. Protect the environment and respect its wildlife. Living in rural areas surely does have its benefits. I hope you enjoy this video, feel free to share it with friends.