Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Rescue

The Rescue

On the morning of May 18, 2011, my wife noticed a deer in our yard that
appeared to be frantically looking for something in the rocks that form a
wall on our property line in Brush Prairie, WA.

When we first went out with our neighbors, we didn't see anything, but the
deer wouldn't leave
our yard. We went back to our house and watched; after a few minutes the
deer came back.

We went out to the area the deer was concentrating on and could hear a baby
fawn crying in the rocks. We moved some of the rocks and smaller boulders
and saw a baby fawn's face in the rocks. He had apparently fallen in one of
the gaps and was now trapped. The larger boulders were too heavy to move,
and we didn't want the rocks cave in on the baby deer.

We called our Clark County Fire District 3.
The B Shift team came out; they were able to move the larger rocks out of
the way with the Jaws of Life enough to be able to reach in a pull the baby
fawn out and reunite it with its mama. The fawn, maybe stuck in their most
of the night, quickly went to nurse its momma.

One of our neighbors took some video clips of the fire department's rescue.
I edited the clips into this short clip. After sharing it with some friends
they thought that it was just too cute not to share with more people;
my neighbor agreed to let me upload it.

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