A man named Steven Knoop got a surprise recently. He was driving on a rural road with a friend when he had to swerve to miss a newborn fawn lying motionless in the road. Fortunately, he didn’t hit the creature, and he parked his vehicle and went back to check on the animal.
Although the fawn was not moving in any way, Knoop suspected it was alive. After conferring with his friend, who was filming the incident, Knoop leaned down and picked up the seemingly lifeless animal and carried it to the side of the road. Once there, he set it on the ground, and the fawn suddenly became animated and darted gracefully off into the forest, disappearing among the trees extremely quickly.
The fawn had remained motionless while on the road because it was following its instinct to blend in with its surroundings when sensing danger. In this case, it didn’t feel safe until Knoop had carried it off the road, and it was only then that its instinct to flee kicked in.
Knoop and his friend were elated after the encounter, and they deserved to be. The fawn probably would have been struck by the next vehicle on the road if they hadn’t intervened. They did something wonderful and gave another living creature its life back.