Cute Animal Video of the Day: How to Care for a Newborn Orphaned Deer
These people have a very special relationship with nature. Here is their story, as told on YouTube:
Late in the evening a friend knocked on our door with a new born baby deer in her arms, not more than an hour old. She found the mother dead from a car accident, and the baby must have popped out of the mother during the accident. The tiny baby buck laid in his mother’s blood on the side of the road. Our friend Angelea cleaned off most of the blood, and her and her mother Sakkara wrapped up the baby in a towel to bring it over to us. Without a mother, the fawn had little chance for survival, but we were determined to see her through the night until we could contact a local woman who is licensed to raise orphaned deer.
UPDATE: Rescued baby deer are released after maturity where they are found, and this little guy actually came from a nearby herd, not ours, so we haven’t seen the guy again. We are comforted to know, however, that deer are amazing in their ability to survive great hardship.
We’re so happy the little guy was released into the wild after such a careful rehabilitation. A happy ending!