Letter: Story about fawn depicts kindness

We hear of so many cruel senseless things so this is such a refreshing change, writes Liz Martin.

One morning when I opened my drapes, I noticed a fawn walking in the inside of my deer fence! I was completely taken aback as to how she or he got in.

I put a coat on over my pyjamas and went out to investigate. One of my neighbours shouted from her door not to touch this little creature so I went back into the house hoping the baby could get out somehow.

A while later that same neighbour called and asked me to contact the neighbour on the other side as the baby had wandered over there, to rescue this little creature or else it might die.

I did just that and my very good neighbour came out right away and picked up this tiny baby so gently and carried it over to where he  saw the mother. Of course, he left quickly so the mother would not charge him.

Back into the house once again to watch the scene from the window and after a few minutes, the mother came tentatively towards her baby and started licking her.  To my relief, the baby got up and started feeding from its mother and then the two of them walked away reunited at last.

I was told that if this hadn’t happened when it did, this little fawn would have perished.

To me, this is such a nice story as it depicts man’s kindness and concern over the animals that are so prevalent in our area, especially these tiny newborns who are so reliant on their mothers.

I hope my kind neighbour reads this letter.  We hear of so many cruel senseless things so this is such a refreshing change.

– Liz Martin, Grand Forks


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