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  •  Awesome! (12+ / 0-)

    We have deer close to the house often. But not up close and personal like that!

    MANY years ago Jim and I rescued a fawn. We were canoeing in Indiana and kept hearing a bleating in the distance -- we looked for a sheep or something, never seeing anything like that on the banks of the river. As we got closer to the noise, we realized there was a hole in the bank, which opened out to about 3 feet above the water level. Maybe it was the root hole from a dead tree. So we paddled up to it and looking in, saw the tiniest baby fawn curled up in there. It was several more feet UP to ground level, so there was no way it would get out.

    Jim got out of the canoe and held it in place so I could reach in, and I pulled the little thing out. I held it in my arms and he pushed the canoe a few feet away, where I could get out and carry it up the slope. We hoped its mama was up there to retrieve it, but we didn't stay to look.

    Republishing to Backyard Science --- will wait a little bit before scheduling it as one just posted there a few minutes ago.

    Thanks for the great story. And yeah, nice smile! :D

    I get to choose, and I choose love.

    by Melanie in IA on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 02:13:04 PM PST

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