Yes it was one of the neatest things i have ever experienced...he is the sweetest little thing..My niece (the one in the picture) absoutly Loved him. But i knew i couldnt keep him..i wanted to..i was so sad to let him go..but He is being taken care of by people who know what they are doin' & i can go visit him...so thats cool to..
oh wow, I'm so jeleous of you. You got to have a baby deer for a day, how cute is that. I always see deers in my area because I live in a wooded area, but never get to see a baby one so small like yours in the pictures. ooohhh!!!
I bet that was a fun experience. The pictures are adorable, I would love to see a beautiful baby like that. Well done for picking it up and taking the time to find a decent home. I know most people here would do that, but some people just drive off and don't think about it twice. So, really, well done and thank you for doing that!
Two thumbs up to you..Thanks for helping out the baby. WE live in a very rural area where we see deer nearly everyday, and so often the babies are left to die when momma gets killed. We have a couple of deer that are really enjoying our garden, but hey they gotta eat too...LOL!! Hubby doesn't mind them too bad, but the baby fox that is eating cat food off of my porch is another story. The wildlife rescue people are supposed to be coming to get him to take him to the rehab center. My grandma ran over his momma in the driveway. :(
We experienced this same thing a couple years ago. My kids were taking a walk in the woods behind our home and come across a mother deer that was dead. She apparently had gotten her legs tangled around a vine or something. Her baby was lying at her side. My children carried the baby home. She was with us for about a day and a half before the wildlife officer could pick her up and took it to a woildlife foster home....it was an amazing experience, but my heart was torn out over the mothers death.
Thanks all. I couldnt just leave it there when i saw it on the side of the road..it tore my heart in two. But i already miss it,he was such a little adoarble thing to have around the house. The game warden actully said,i could get a permit and raise him since my backyard is fenced in. It would just be alot of work,but i did not have the time,or energy for that kind of task. So i let an expert who knows what to do have it,god forbid if it gets sick,they would know what to do. I kept thinking of that,if he got sick,im not expirenced and if he died i would have felt Horriable. But the lady that works at this place,said im allowed to visit him anytime..so ill prob do that next week some time..she is post to call me in 2 day to let me know how he is..
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Are you sure the mom was dead? You stated apparently she was.
I just always worry about these things, as usually moms are right around the corner, be it a raccoon, deer, etc....and people always think that mom must have died and the baby is abandoned and thusly *rescue* the baby animal.
Nature tells baby animals to stay put no matter what the danger and mom would be to scared to come and get the baby if you were around it. But this only works with prey animal babies.
No one would dare try to scoop a newborn bear up!! lol.....
Nature is cruel for sure. There are plenty of babies that die as their mothers are killed and its natures way that it take the course that it does.
I know I will cause a ruckus here, but I am all for non interference. Either that deer will be raised by humans and live in a pen and be frustrated when its hormones shift in the fall and not be able to do what it was genetically programmed to do...or be released but used to humans and not fear them and end up living a shorter life.