Man saves abandoned baby deer and recorded the rescue.
Man Saves Injured Baby Deer (So Cute)
Nature can be harsh sometimes, but as luck would have it, One nature-loving man was not.
Meet Darius Sasnauskus, the man who saved and helped rehabilitate an injured baby deer abandoned by her family; and lucky for us he captured the entire heartwarming event on video.
“A deer doe abandoned one of her twin fawns, the fawn had injured leg and could not keep up with the mother,” he explains in the caption of his YouTube video. “I do not support keeping wild animals as pets, but this was a special situation,” Darius said.
Darius Sasnauskas – known as YouTube’s Honeysada – lives close to Yellowstone National Park
He recorded the 17-minute long rescue, in the video the mother doe and her two babies are playing in Darius' backyard. As he was observing them, he noticed that there was something wrong with one of her babies. It kept on stumbling down, and it seemed one of its front legs were injured.
The baby deer was just lying in the grass and had difficulty moving. The mother and the other fawn just left, leaving the poor little one alone.
When he spotted that the little one needed help, he didn't hesitate and came to the rescue.
Darius then took the poor fawn back to his home and made a leg brace.
"With so many predators around, she had no chance to survive on her own,” he explains.
Darius knew that the area was not safe for the fawn because there was a lot of bears around and he couldn't just leave her in pain.
Darius feed her through bottle and said, “she’s always hungry.”
So he took the little fawn inside his house, but not all were happy about his new found little friend. All his other pets did not share the same enthusiasm about the new addition in their lair.
"The cats just kept staring at it, and his dog didn’t want anything to do with the tiny creature. Still, they let the little deer in their home so it could heal." Darius said.
He examined the fawn's leg and seemed no broken bones, so he created a leg brace using an oatmeal box to help steady the leg. He also bottlefeed the little fawn every four hours she as was always hungry.
Darius released the fawn after recovery.
Eventually, his other pets learned to love the new member of the family and befriended the little deer. The dog even acted as her surrogate mom and would give her kisses, and they would play together. The other pets would also make sure that she didn't get into any trouble.
When the fawn's leg healed, Darius went out to find someone who would adopt the baby deer. He released her into a field close to his house where other deer would roam. But he would have no luck because when he spotted a few deer around, the little deer would stay with him and would not venture far away.
The baby fawn is reunited with her mom.
Thankfully, one day the fawn's mother showed up, and he released the baby deer back to her. It was a joyous occasion when the baby deer saw her mom and the other twin. Then it was time to say goodbye, and the rest is history.
Darius said he still spots the little one with her mother from time to time and said she's growing up fast.
Way to go Darius and thank you for sharing your heartwarming story!
“If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.”
- Steve Irwin