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Dear Deer

By Drummerdelight
I found this dear deer along the road I cycle to work yesterday.

I called my colleagues I 'd be 10 min. later at work to help this young deer.
Slowly I approached the young animal and thinking it might run away, I decided to to take this photo with my mobile I just used as I did have a camera with me.
To my surprise it stayed calm and did not move.
When I was able to stroke it's head I tried to lift her up very gentle... I could not see any wounds or it being hit somewhere.
So I decided to pic the lovely animal up and decided to go and look for help at a nearby house - after cycling to three houses, I at last found someone home and willing to phone an animal sanctuary or vet.
What we did see was a couple of 'ticks' (teek in flemish) clinging on to the fur.

I 'll go back and have a listen what happened to my friend.

Thank you for reading - sometimes a photo needs a story or is a story itself.
Guy

Tags: Journalism Deer Wildlife and nature animal sanctuary

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Comments


1 Jun 2017 6:55AM
great shot and story and i hope everything ended well for this cute baby deer !
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
1 Jun 2017 7:03AM
interesting write up /story and captur.....
1 Jun 2017 7:26AM
Well captured.
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2017 7:30AM
Great shot. You are a good manSmile
Rob
Lovely photographGrinGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
1 Jun 2017 9:12AM
Sweet thing. It does look rather exposed and/or abandoned. I hope there's a happy end to the story. Smile
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
1 Jun 2017 11:22AM
Heartwarming story Guy and appropriate image, my award for your image and compassion. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Ron
arnieg 17 704 England
1 Jun 2017 1:00PM
good story hope the little fellow gets on
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
1 Jun 2017 1:12PM
How kind of you to care about this poor little deer. I wonder where it's mom was. I do hope all went well for it.
1 Jun 2017 1:30PM
Great capture
1 Jun 2017 4:14PM
I appreciate that you acted with the very best of intentions and went out of your way, but as it wasn't injured and you don't mention any Doe roadkilled along the road, I think the Fawn should have been left where it was and not touched by yourself. The Mothers leave Fawns to go and feed, then return later to the Fawn to feed it milk.

I would rather it was further to the left away from the roadside in the grass for it to be safer and out of sight. Perhaps the Mother left it in grass, but it decided to go a little adventure!

http://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/top-navigation/wildlife-advice/deer-fact-sheet.html
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
1 Jun 2017 4:42PM
I shall be interested in what you hear from the vets!
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
1 Jun 2017 7:05PM
Usually these animals aren't abandoned, the mother will be not far away.
1 Jun 2017 8:24PM
I went back to the people I trusted the deer to. They told me that they made a couple of phonecalls and had (wanted) to drive the deer to a santuary specialized in deer.
Maybe, I 'm hoping they wil set the animal free in the same neighbourhood in the future, hopefully soon!

Thank you for your kind and honest reactions! most of all Steven ((sjcphotography) with his thoughts and info - so, I 'm not that much of a super-hero after all... pitty!
Next time I'll probably pick the animal up, ilke I did, but go and put further from the road safe until hopefully it's mother finds it safe and well.Blush
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2017 8:54AM
wonderful... and a great story
2 Jun 2017 9:48PM

Quote:I went back to the people I trusted the deer to. They told me that they made a couple of phonecalls and had (wanted) to drive the deer to a santuary specialized in deer.
Maybe, I 'm hoping they wil set the animal free in the same neighbourhood in the future, hopefully soon!

Thank you for your kind and honest reactions! most of all Steven ((sjcphotography) with his thoughts and info - so, I 'm not that much of a super-hero after all... pitty!
Next time I'll probably pick the animal up, ilke I did, but go and put further from the road safe until hopefully it's mother finds it safe and well.Blush



Hey Guy, you might have taken the wrong action here (with only kind intentions I know), but at least your gorgeous photograph has served to highlight a problem that people have in knowing what to do in such instances! The young deer look so sweet and helpless with their big eyes and perfect innocence, and it really is easy to take the wrong action when faced with such a situation. Indeed the mother may have been hit by a car and moved away from the road to die (not a nice thought but it does happen), and the youngster may have been alone in the world; but in all likelihood it was just resting up waiting for mom. And despite thinking it would have been better to have moved it into the undergrowth away from the roadside, that could have even been a little worse, as the mother would have smelled human scent on it and stayed away, so it could have starved to death. There was always the risk that if left there it would have been hit by a car, or attacked by unleashed dogs, but it is a dangerous world - it amazes me anything survives! So unless you have 12 free hours to observe at a distance to make sure mom doesn't return, you are advised to leave well alone - as Steven advised, and as the link he provided advises too. But it remains a gorgeous shot, and you have a kind and gentle heart so don't feel bad! Perhaps you could donate your beautiful photo and its accompanying story to a wildlife charity or Forestry Commission, they could perhaps use it to highlight this problem by using the image in information they provide to the public - then a really good thing would come from this dear deer misadventure Grin

I'm sure we're all keen to know the outcome - perhaps post an update sometime? Smile

Kind Regards from Helen Smile
2 Jun 2017 10:07PM

Quote:
Quote:I went back to the people I trusted the deer to. They told me that they made a couple of phonecalls and had (wanted) to drive the deer to a santuary specialized in deer.
Maybe, I 'm hoping they wil set the animal free in the same neighbourhood in the future, hopefully soon!

Thank you for your kind and honest reactions! most of all Steven ((sjcphotography) with his thoughts and info - so, I 'm not that much of a super-hero after all... pitty!
Next time I'll probably pick the animal up, ilke I did, but go and put further from the road safe until hopefully it's mother finds it safe and well.Blush



Hey Guy, you might have taken the wrong action here (with only kind intentions I know), but at least your gorgeous photograph has served to highlight a problem that people have in knowing what to do in such instances! The young deer look so sweet and helpless with their big eyes and perfect innocence, and it really is easy to take the wrong action when faced with such a situation. Indeed the mother may have been hit by a car and moved away from the road to die (not a nice thought but it does happen), and the youngster may have been alone in the world; but in all likelihood it was just resting up waiting for mom. And despite thinking it would have been better to have moved it into the undergrowth away from the roadside, that could have even been a little worse, as the mother would have smelled human scent on it and stayed away, so it could have starved to death. There was always the risk that if left there it would have been hit by a car, or attacked by unleashed dogs, but it is a dangerous world - it amazes me anything survives! So unless you have 12 free hours to observe at a distance to make sure mom doesn't return, you are advised to leave well alone - as Steven advised, and as the link he provided advises too. But it remains a gorgeous shot, and you have a kind and gentle heart so don't feel bad! Perhaps you could donate your beautiful photo and its accompanying story to a wildlife charity or Forestry Commission, they could perhaps use it to highlight this problem by using the image in information they provide to the public - then a really good thing would come from this dear deer misadventure Grin

I'm sure we're all keen to know the outcome - perhaps post an update sometime? Smile

Kind Regards from Helen Smile

Good idea about getting in contact with them so they can informe people. The moterway nearby is about 300m. away b.t.w. and the dear deer was so calm like it trusted me completly, one would think it would want to escape 'from the GentleGiant'Tongue

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