There are many hazards for animals during summertime, including some that you might not expect. Swimming pools can actually pose a significant danger to both pets and wildlife. Snakes, cats, squirrels, mice and even dogs have been known to fall into pools and drown. If you do have a backyard pool, please consider completely fencing it and you might want to look into putting in a swimming pool alarm which notifies you when someone, human or animal, has entered the pool. Many models run less than $100.
Luckily for this fawn, the family was at home and able to launch a rescue. They did not have an opportunity to see the fawn reunite with its mother in the woods, and the reality of pool tragedies is that there is not usually a happy ending. We do hope this family of deer were together again within moments of the fawn’s return to the woods. In most cases, the mother will stay in the area when her fawn is in distress.