The Ridgefield Police Department is reminding residents who come across baby deer that the juvenile animals are best left alone \u2014 at least for 48 hours. \u201cFawns are frequently hidden and left alone for hours while their mothers forage for food. During the long periods left alone, newborn fawns instinctively freeze and will lay motionless when approached,\u201d the department said, via it\u2019s official Facebook page. Police say they have received numerous calls from residents concerned about juvenile deer that may have been abandoned. Waiting at least 48 hours will help determine whether a fawn is actually abandoned, or the mother is just out foraging for food. Orphaned fawns will typically wander aimlessly and call out for several hours, police said. Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to call Kris Zulkeski, the department\u2019s Animal Control officer, at 203-431-2711.