This heartwarming video shows how hikers rescue a lost, freezing fawn from a cold stream. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face!
Intervening with a wild fawn is usually a slippery slope. Most of the time, the mother is in the area and the fawn isn’t actually abandoned.
However, this video shows very different circumstances.
These young hikers came across a weak fawn as they walked along a chilly stream in the Sierra Mountains. It was unable to hold itself up or move around. They plucked the fawn out of the water, warmed it up, and gave it some nourishment.
After it drank warm milk, the fawn regained some of its spunk and cried out for its mother. The hikers took this as their cue to return the fawn to where they found it. After a few selfies or course. When walking back to the area, they spotted the fawn’s mother and set it down.
It then walked back to the tree line to its mom.
The general rule of thumb is to leave fawns alone. This case was a little different, since the location and condition of the fawn was not ideal.
Many people believe human contact will cause a mother to shun its fawn. As you can see from the video, this is simply an old wives’ tale!