Baby animals have little chances in the wild if they are not with their parents. Some of them die of hunger. Others fall prey to other animals. However, from time to time fate smiles on them. Humans passing by are given the chance to rescue them and offer them a helping hand. A baby deer born in Yellowstone National Park in the US had the fortune of surviving thanks to Lithuanian outdoorsman Darius Sasnauskas. Earlier that day, the man had witnessed the birth of the baby deer and its sibling.
Darius Sasnauskas was watching a deer family – a mother with two newly born babies – when he noticed one of them was limping due to a problem with her front leg. Soon enough, the baby was left behind as she could not keep up with her family. Instead of sitting idle and watching what would happen to her, Darius decided to act. “The fawn was helpless. She was just born earlier that day, [and] still had some blood on her belly. With so many predators around, she had no chance to survive on her own,” Darius explained his decision to bring her home. “I do not support keeping wild animals as pets, but this was [a] special situation,” he added.
He took the baby deer home and made her a leg brace. He also fed her 4 times a day, helping the baby deer mend. “She was very hungry and had no problem with any of my pets. [For the] first week, she slept by my bed on my shirt, and the shirt became very important to her,” Darius explained. “She had to have it to be able to sleep.”
As soon as she got better and learned how to walk again, Darius wanted to set her free. However, the baby deer kept coming back to her rescuer. Still, at one point the mother and her sibling returned, thus prompting the baby deer to go back to her family. Do you know other such stories?
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Originally posted 2016-03-09 22:46:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter