A man named Darius started his day just like any other. He woke up and went to the backyard of his home to feed and greet his pets. Darius had many pets, including cats and dogs, but he never expected to be the proud owner of a of a baby deer – a fawn. This incredible story was caught on film and uploaded to YouTube.
Darius saw a local doe give birth to two baby deer, sadly though, one of their legs were injured she couldn’t keep up with her siblings and the mother was forced to leave her baby behind. The injured fawn laid helplessly in the grass, as predators circled around the area. Darius’s residence was in the country, and the land was regularly inhabited by bears and wolves. The injured baby deer would have had no chance to run away and would surely die if it hadn’t been for Darius. The animal was truly helpless. Luckily, Darius was there to swoop in and save the day.
The amazing recovery is documented in a heartwarming 17 minute video. Darius builds a cast for the injured animal out of an oatmeal box and feeds it milk from a baby’s bottle, and he even took the fawn into his home. It wasn’t long until the injured deer became best friends with Darius’s other animals, who all accompany each other on picnics around the area. He cared for the animal as if it was his own, but Darius knew that one day, he would have to put the deer back into her natural habitat.
However, the fawn’s leg was not healed yet, and several weeks of rehabilitation were still needed. In this time, one of Darius’s female dogs became a mother figure to the injured fawn and another dog, Mack fell into a father role never letting the fawn out of his sight. The abandoned baby deer suddenly had a new family and home to call her own. After all of the bonding that went down, it would be nearly impossible for Darius to send the baby deer away, but still he knew the dreaded day would have to come.
And eventually it did. Darius went out into the wild to find the original mother or any other doe that could take the baby deer in. After a long search, Darius discovered a small group of deer, and he brought the fawn to them. Darius ran away in order for the baby deer to reunite with her species family. However, much to Darius’ delight, the fawn decided to chase Darius and stayed closely by his side.
He tried this several more time and after a few more months, the fawn finally built up the courage to venture back into the wilderness and find her deer family. Without Darius, the fawn would have never lived passed a week in its injured condition. But with a little human help she survived and will mature into deer adulthood out in the wilderness where she belongs.