20. Near Yellowstone
Darius Sasnauskas, from Lithuania, was just hanging out in his backyard located near Yellowstone National Park when he saw something he absolutely couldn’t believe.
19. Deer in Labor
As he sat there watching, a deer was about to give birth. He realized this pregnant deer was about to deliver while he watched from his yard.
He grabbed his camera so that he could record this miracle. As he was filming, he quickly noticed the trouble and that this newborn fawn was hurt.
17. Couldn’t Keep Up
One of the fawn that had been delivered couldn’t keep up. This baby that had just been born had an injured leg and was falling behind while the mother was moving.
Since the fawn couldn’t keep up with the mother, the mother ended up leaving it behind. Darius knew that he needed to do something to help the injured animal, but he didn’t know what.
He quickly grabbed the fawn and brought it in to his home. He knew with all of the potential predators that live in and near the area that the animal had little chance of survival without his help.
14. Getting Comfortable
The fawn got along with the other pets that Darius had and even slept on a t-shirt that he kept near his bed. The baby deer seemed to be right and home eating and living among everything going on in the home.
13. Helping The Leg
Darius used an oatmeal box to make a splint for her leg. This would help the injured leg heal and keep the fawn from moving it.
12. Feeding The Fawn
He had to research how to do it, but Darius fed the fawn every four hours so she could keep up her strength. There was a lot he needed to learn to continue to care for her.
Eventually, the fawn started to be able to walk on her own and continued to make herself at home. Darius had a dog, Mack, that quickly befriended the deer and made her feel welcome.
10. Puppy Help
Mack took a special interest in the visitor and watched her closely from the beginning to make sure she was okay.
9. All Better
As hoped, the fawn completely healed and was able to move around completely on her own. Since he knew this time would come, Darius had worked out a plan to release her back in to the wild.
8. Setting Her Free
Darius took her to the woods to release her. At first, the fawn didn’t want to leave him and run free.
Darius had to take her out daily to try and release her. Any time he tried to set her free, she just turned around and came back to him.
6. The Mother Came Back
One day, the small fawn noticed her mother in the woods. The deer was able to run off and return to her family again to live. Darius was thrilled.
This was all Darius could have hoped for. He always wanted her to be able to be set free. He did stay slightly concerned that she would try to return to his home though.
He was concerned that she had become to comfortable in his home or that she wouldn’t be able to survive on her own. Any instinct chance because of domestic living could make her an easy target.
3. Coulnd’t Name Her
Trying to keep her as a wild animal also kept Darius from ever giving the fawn a name. She lived with him over two weeks and he had to consciously keep her from becoming and acting like an actual pet.
2. Occasional Sighting
Darius does see the family moving around close to his home occasional. The mother is probably staying in an area where she feels safe and has found that near Darius.
Since he is able to see them move around nearby, Darius gets the wonderful feeling of knowing the fawn he saved his safe and mobile. He gets to see her happy and moving around in the wild.