LONELY BABY DEER IN NEED OF A FRIEND LEARNS HOW TO LOVE THANKS TO TINY BUNNY
It is the responsibility of Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife, a volunteer Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in New York state, to rescue and care for abandoned white-tailed fawns until they are released back into the wild. In New York, the white-tailed deer is the most common game animal, and it is found throughout the state.
In addition to rescuing white-tailed fawns, Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife also treated a newborn baby deer referred to as Nellie. Nellie was too young for being outside or with her siblings.
Polly, an adorable black and white bunny, appears.Polly, too, was only five weeks old when she met Nellie.Nellie immediately approached Polly and began aggressively licking her.Polly, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind.She kept following Nellie around.
A new friendship had been formed between these two baby animals as they lay in the corner together.” Polly’s mother, Nellie, was the first to give birth to her. “It’s as if she knew this fragile baby needed something despite the fact that she was only a couple of weeks old,” Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife explained to the Dodo. Polly and Nellie even took cues from each other when it came to eating.
Nellie initially refused to eat grain, the staple food of a rescued fawn.When Polly began eating grain and Nellie noticed her, the fawn began eating grain as well.
Unlike other dogs, Nellie hopped around more than she ran.Her rescuer is not sure if this was due to her natural personality or because she was just Nellie jumping around.
When Nellie became overly playful and jumped and ran around, Polly moved to a corner and just stared at her. While Nellie jumped around, Polly stayed out of her way, hiding inside a bowl of food. Nellie would cuddle with Polly when she rests or napped in a corner. Nellie sometimes let Polly lay comfortably beneath her.
Polly understood that Nellie could sometimes be overly energetic, but Nellie also understood that she needed to be cautious around Polly. When they lied down or napped together, she kept an eye on Polly to make sure she didn’t hurt her. Nellie began spending time with other rescued fawns, TinkerBell and Buddy, after Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife took her outside to let her get used to being outside.
They were released into the wild together the following spring.The three fawns were learning from one another and becoming affectionate with one another, much like Nellie was with Polly.
“I’m hoping Polly remembers everything and knows what to do when I get my first fawn in the spring,” Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife said. Polly will be with the rescue for the long haul as the fawns prepare for their future lives in the wild. Seeing Nellie and Polly bond is something you don’t see everyday. We’re glad they were able to get the attention and love they needed. Having witnessed it ourselves, we’re also extra grateful.