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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:58 PM

 

Seemingly dead fawn pulled from icy waters 'licked' back to life by family of deer

“They don’t know how long it’s been there, so they maneuver their boat close to the deer, pick it up and throw it into the boat,” said Lt. Raymond Epp, of the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, who met the officers on the dock as they tried to rescue the little animal.

The cops quickly covered the brown-eyed deer in several thick blankets but, despite their best efforts, the little guy remained freezing wet and motionless.

“It wasn’t flailing or kicking, it was just sitting there,” Epp said. “We weren’t sure if it was in shock of hypothermia.”

That’s when the Enchanted Forest-like miracle happened: Three deer — an adult and two young babies that appeared to be members of the fawn’s family — came out of the woods and began to lick the little guy.

Slowly, he started to come back to life, first blinking its big brown eyes, then getting up slowly and moving around the dock.




Awwww!Beautiful!

More story and pics here http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/fawn_life_over_baby_deer_young_animal_sYe83btDbRB3HQjIHRLalI

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Reply Seemingly dead fawn pulled from icy waters 'licked' back to life by family of deer (Original post)
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 OP
blue neen Feb 2013 #1
KittyWampus Feb 2013 #2
freshwest Feb 2013 #6
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #4
freshwest Feb 2013 #5
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #7
freshwest Feb 2013 #9
FirstLight Feb 2013 #8
840high Feb 2013 #10
robinlynne Feb 2013 #11
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #12
KT2000 Feb 2013 #13

Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:06 PM

1. Ah, it's nice to hear stories like this one.

Loved the pictures.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:18 PM

2. My father rescued a newborn fawn from a neighbor's pool. We heard screaming almost like a child;s.

He went over and found a newborn fawn in the neighbor's pool. The pool was fully enclosed so the mother must have given birth and the fawn stumbled into the pool. After my father pulled it out, it just lay there. Mother not in sight. We called wildlife warden who came and rubbed fawn down and put it just outside the pool fence into adjacent wooded area & told us to call if flies started buzzing around it or it laid it's head fully down on the ground and he'd come back and euthanize it. He figured the mother was very near by waiting for us to leave. By the end of the day we went back and looked and fawn was gone.

So it lived to torment us later on by being one more of the many deer who eat our shrubbery down to the nub.

Funny, you can wish the deer gone and even shoot them for food but when a baby is screaming for help all you want to do is save it.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:33 PM

6. It think that's the normal thing to do for any species when they can.

Glad your family saved it for another day to live and do what deer do, for however long it gets to do it.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:26 PM

4. I am NOT crying - I just have something in my eye.

I can always use a good animal story with a happy ending. Thanks DogsPaw.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:31 PM

5. I like this story. Here's the other pictures:



They took it inside to warm and dry if more and give it warm popcorn before it rejoined its family:


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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:34 PM

7. Warm Popcorn? Freshwest, you just made this story even more adorable!

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:51 PM

9. Can't take any credit, it's at the link. They said it was all they had and he liked it, too!

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:39 PM

8. awwww, damn

I had to share this one with the kids & BF Thanks for the heartwarming and the squee! Deer are really such gentle creatures...

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:25 AM

10. Beautiful.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:47 AM

11. Thank you so much for this OP!

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:01 AM

12. Thank you so very much

I sure needed an uplifting story today!

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:06 AM

13. this answers a puzzle for me

One morning I saw a dead rodent in my yard. Just then a couple deer came up to the rodent and licked it so it rolled around. They finally gave up but I always thought they were trying to resuscitate it. Just knew I was witnessing something very sweet.

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