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Fawn Rescued in Swimming Pool: Keep Your Yard Safe

Fawn Rescued in Swimming Pool: Keep Your Yard Safe


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.


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6:11PM PDT on Jun 28, 2014

Poor baby yelling for her mother !!
thanks to the family for rescuing her and hope she found her mom !

4:53PM PDT on May 23, 2013


4:00PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Thank you for posting!

3:46AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Put fence around backyard pools people. Keep children and animals safe.

3:07AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

What beautiful baby!! So glad no one got hurt with the rescue!! For all the beauty fences steal, safety is worth it....I wonder if expense is an issue and if there is a temporary method to keep animals out--or perhaps plants the deer won't like, or a sound....

5:27AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

I'm glad he rescued the fawn. All pools should have fences surrounding them.

11:47AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Glad the man rescued with care, pity about the screaming kids.

10:09AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Awww...thanks for rescuing the fawn ! Please build a fence.

10:46PM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

One more reason to put a gate around your pool even if you do not have kids. This just warms my heart

12:26PM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

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