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Fawn Rescue

posted May 3, 2013, 1:41 PM by Donavon Mattern   [ updated May 3, 2013, 1:52 PM ]

This rescue occurred on May 18, 2011. It was such a positive experience, that we had to include it in our "new blog" to enable easy reference for years to come. Watch the video and enjoy! 

Below is the quote from the Youtube upload:

Uploaded on May 20, 2011

On the Morning of May 18th 2011 my wife noticed a deer in our yard that appeared to be frantically looking for something in the rocks that form a wall on property lines in Brush Prairie, WA. When we first went out with our neighbors, we didn't see anything, but the deer wouldn't leave our yard. We went back to our house and watched after a few minutes the deer came back. 

We went out to the area the deer was concentrating on and could hear a baby fawn crying in the rocks. We moved some of the rocks and smaller boulders and saw baby fawn's face in the rocks. He had apparently fallen in or crawled in through one of the gaps and was now trapped. The larger boulders were too heavy to move and we didn't want to have the rocks cave in on the baby deer.
We finally called our Clark County Fire District 3. The B Shift team came out and they were able to move the larger rocks out of the way with the Jaws of Life enough to be able to reach in a pull the baby fawn out and reunited it with its momma. The fawn was probably stuck in there most of the night - quickly went on to nurse off its momma. One of our neighbors took some video clips of the fire department's rescue. I edited the clips into this short clip. After sharing it with some friends, they thought that it was just too cute not to share with more people so my neighbor agreed to let me upload the final clip.