Orphaned baby fawn found curled up by his dead mother’s side is saved by rescuers

Many people’s lives are touched by deer. They are wild animals that we frequently encounter on roads or in our own backyards, and it is typically preferable to leave them alone.

However, deer occasionally require our assistance. Sometimes they become trapped or injured and require the assistance of loving humans. Like one newborn fawn who had just lost his mother when rescuers arrived.

On March 29, a motorist on State Road 46 near Mims, Florida, noticed a deer lying on the ground with a tiny fawn by her side.

The motorist comprehended the tragic situation: the mother deer had been killed by a car, and her fawn would not leave her side.

While everything worked out in the end for this fawn, it’s easy to imagine how things may have gone otherwise. Deer are frequently hit by cars, making scenarios like this prevalent.

“Just watching while you’re driving,  obviously pay attention, try to slow down and not hit animals,” Crystene cautioned drivers in deer-populated areas.

However, she cautioned people not to assume a fawn is orphaned if there is no mother in sight, explaining that “mothers often leave their young out in the open during the day.”

So, how can you tell if a fawn requires assistance? Take a look at its ears. “If you see a fawn with curled ears, it’s probably orphaned,” Crystene explained. “Ear curling indicates dehydration.” It’s a heartbreaking story, but we’re relieved that this fawn is safe and on his way to a new life. Thank you to everyone who helped save him!