When a hơреlеss fawn was struggling, this caring man rushed to offer his help. What happened next is one of the most adorable and insipiring human-wildlife interaction stories, I’ve ever seen!
It all started one morning when Darius Sasnauskas was lucky enough to witness the birth of two baby deer in his own backyard, near the Yellowstone National Park. However, one of the baby deer wasn’t strong enough to keep up with her family and was left behind. The fawn had an injured leg and could not keep with her mother. The man knew that the fawn had almost no chances of survival with so many predators around, so he decided to bring her home and take care of her.
“With so many predators around, she had no chance to survivе on her own,” the man said. “I do not support keeping wild animals as pets, but this was a special situation.”
Despite having no experience with wildlife rahabilitation, Darius took the helpless creature inside his home and tried to look after her as good as possible. Initially he made sure to treat the deer’s injure leg, then he documented about how he should feed her. Every 3-4 hour, Darius was hand-feeding the deer and keep her warm. He even licked her face just as her mom would have done.
Things were looking great and the fawn got stronger by the day. She even made some friends around Darius’ house – his dog and his cat – but the greatest friendship was between her and the man that sаvеd her life, and she was about to show that very soon!
After the deer fully recovered, Darius released her back in the wild. But, to his surprise, the time the two spent together turned their bond into a very special one, so instead finding her own way through the wilderness, the sweet fawn kept coming back to her kind-hearted human. Even after she was eventually reunited with her family, she didn’t forget about the man who helped her in her most difficult times; and she kept visiting him.
“Since day one I was hoping to release baby deer back to the wild,” the man said. “I really hoped that she did not get attached to me too much, because that would make [it] very hard for her to survivе in the wild.”
More about this inspiring story in the video below!