Deers are sweet wild animals that we often see in our own backyards or on the streets, usually it is better to simply let them be.
But these animals need help from time to time when they are injured or trapped somewhere.
The baby fawn of our story just lost his mom when the rescuers came around.
A person driving on State Road 46 in Mims, Florida spotted a deer on the ground with a young fawn by her side on March 29.
The sad and heartbreaking situation got known for the driver immediately: the deer mother was hit by a car and passed away and the little baby fawn refused to leave the mother’s side.
The kind driver pulled over to help the now-orphaned deer, and called Wild Florida Rescue for assistance.
Crystene Prokop rescue team captain stated that the driver did the right thing coming forward to help the fawn since young deer are trained to stay by their mothers’ side.
“He probably would have been hit by a car or starved to death,” Crystene told ClickOrlando.
They searched the scene for other deers but it seems like this was an only child, explained on Facebook Wild Florida rescue assistance.
The orphaned animal was taken to Creature Safe Place, a wildlife rehabilitation center, where he is now recovering with a surrogate mother, with the hopes that he will be able to return to the wild soon.
“We are very excited (for him). That’s why we do what we do,” Crystene said.
Thi fawn was lucky to get saved since deers are always at high risk of being hit by passing cars.
Crystene pleaded to people to be more careful in deer populated areas.
“Just watching when you’re driving, obviously pay attention, try to slow down and not hit animals,” she told ClickOrlando.
And she reminded people that if they see a little fawn all by themselves not to immediately assume they are orphaned since “mothers often leave their young out in the open during the day,” she explained.
So how can we tell if a fawn needs help? We Look at its ears. “If you see a fawn that’s ears are curled, there is a good chance it’s orphaned,” Crystene said. “Ear curling is a sign of dehydration.”
It’s a sad story but with a happy ending for the little one.