An abandoned baby deer is brought back to health.
I am a very firm believer in the principle that how we care for our planet and all the wild life thereon is a very reliable indicator of our commitment to living sustainably on Planet Earth.
With that in mind, I am delighted to republish this story that I first read over on Mother Nature News.
Tenderhearted outdoorsman nurses abandoned baby deer back to health
By: Catie Leary, October 27, 2015
Darius Sasnauskas was thrilled to witness the birth of twin fawns in his backyard earlier this year, but the Lithuanian outdoorsman’s joy melted away when he noticed that one of the babies was suffering from an injury to its front leg. After failing to keep up with its more able-bodied sibling, the limping fawn was eventually left behind by its mother in Sasnauskas’ yard.
Knowing that the fawn wouldn’t last long in the wild with bears and wolves on the prowl, Sasnauskas (pictured below, with the fawn) knew he had no choice but to step in and try to rescue and rehabilitate the helpless creature.
“I do not support keeping wild animals as pets, but this was special situation,” Sasnauskas writes. “I am sure that any of us with a little bit of a conscience about our existence, with love for the nature and animals would do the same.”
Although the first few minutes of the video are incredibly heartbreaking to watch, the story ends happily. After taking in the fawn and nursing it back to health, he began a tireless search for its mother and sibling, with the ultimate goal of releasing it back into the wild. It wasn’t easy — the fawn spent so much time around Sasnauskas while it was healing that it was quite reluctant to leave his side. The little baby even became inseparable pals with his dog, Mack (at right), who was happy to provide an unlimited supply of nurturing licks throughout the rehabilitation process.
It took some time, but the fawn was finally able to say good-bye to Sasnauskas and Mack and rejoin its mother and sibling after they happened to return to the farm one evening. Since that joyous reunion, Sasnauskas has spotted the family roaming near his farm several times, and from the looks of it, both fawns are growing up strong and healthy.
The original article included the following video, that you just have to watch.
Here it is:
Published on Sep 28, 2015
A deer doe abandoned one of her twin fawns, the fawn had injured leg and could not keep up with the mother.
I do not support keeping wild animals as a pets, but this was special situation. The baby deer was healed and released back to her real mother.
Update: The doe and two her fawns is still around, we seen them through the summer and the autumn.
I am thankful for every single person who liked, shared and left a comment. I didn’t expect this story to become so popular. I am sure that any of us with a little bit of a conscience about our existence, with love for the nature and animals would do the same.
Music used in the video:
Breaktime – Silent Film Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
Last Kiss Goodnight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
Just imagine how we would treasure our world if the majority of us felt such compassion.
So will close today’s post with a quote from Sir David Attenborough:
“People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.”