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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fawn Rescue

What an absolutely crazy summer, we've had so far! Bears in our garbage, hawks flying into our living room window, and now a black bear attacking a poor defenseless baby fawn; wow It feels like a wildlife reserve in our yard. The craziest thing happened here yesterday. All of a sudden we heard a terrible yelping noise from accross the road. So we went over to check it out, and there was a black bear attacking this poor little baby fawn, right before our eyes. When the bear saw my husband he stood up on 2 legs furious as if to say "thats my breakfast". My husband scooped up the fawn and ran back accross the road while I gathered gauze, and wrap for its poor head. We laid he in our dog kennel while we called the vet.

We wrapped him in a blanket & took him to the vet's, where they were waiting for him. He later died that afternoon of massive head injuries. I know its natures natural cycle of life, but it was so heartbreaking. Its not very often I get to cradle a wild animal in my arms.
So, sadly im going to try to think about other things today by working in the garden, and maybe getting in some quilting time. Im trying the disapearing 9 patch doll quilt inspiered by Cory at dutchblue.

I Wonder what surprizes next week will hold?

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Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

:-( :-( :-(

Poor baby.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Malin said...

Wow, what an improbable thing to happen.. ! And how did you dare to rob the bear of it's food?! So brave.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Jenn Maruska said...

I'm so sorry that happened.

You did the best you could to help.

3:11 PM  
Blogger June said...

How very sad--poor fawn! I had a similar thing happen some months ago. A mother bobcat and two babies decided our backyard would be a new home and so they moved in. One morning I was sewing and heard this humanlike screech from my back porch. I checked and there was the mama and her two babies surrounding a tiny baby rabbit. I think mama was teaching her young how to hunt and catch food. Anyway, I ran out there and gave a good talking to to mama bobcat and then caught the baby rabbit and had my husband relocate it. I agree that it's nature's cycle but not on my back porch and when a rabbit screams...well, it sounds human and just broke my heart.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Mrs. G said...

poor Baby Fawn...I know like you said...nature has these cycles...but it is just a reaction to try & save a helpless creature...

I think Baby Fawn knew he (she?) at least was safe when he passed on...

4:42 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Kwitty said...

How terribly sad. Poor baby. I'm glad you and your hubby were there for him.
Smiles, Karen

8:11 PM  
Blogger anita.monery said...

So sad! Hope you have a better day tomorrow.

9:17 PM  
Blogger The Feathered Nest said...

My goodness! I can't believe that happened right across the street! He was so beautiful. xxoo, Dawn

9:25 PM  
Blogger Runner Gurl said...

OW! My heart hurts!
: /

Beautiful blog.


10:54 AM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

That is the saddest thing ever. How awful for that poor baby. Your husband was a sweetie to go resue it. Kuddos to him for trying to save it.

8:07 PM  
Blogger corry said...

That's so sad...poor fawn..
(Thanks for the link.)

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jes said...

Such a sad story.... but your Hubby is AMAZING! I'm glad HE'S OK after playing Super Man!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Ruth Welter said...

Angela, so sorry to hear your little fawn didn't make it. Kudos to you and your hubby though for all you did for him. That poor little guy.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Maddie Can Fly said...

Your husband looks like one of the guys on the Ice Road Trucker show -- is he?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Angelina said...

I lost track of your blog and am so glad I found my way back! It does sound like a crazy wild animal safari where you live. I would probably faint if I saw a bear across the street from my house.

I'm so sorry the fawn didn't make it.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Zabs said...

That's sad...Your husband is brave. I would just run away. Really fast. Maybe I should not.I heard that makes things worse. I don't know how I would react to a bear near home...here we have elks and a little skunk than comes every night to visit our backyard. Stinks so bad. It's hot and some nights, because his smell we can open our back door.
Tomorrow is another day. Take Care!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Sabine said...

That is incredible! Poor fawn, it's always so sad to loose an animal you rescued...
I can't imagine what I would do if I saw a bear in my garden. The biggest wild animal you see here in the region (north of Belgium)is a fox!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Awwww, the poor baby.

3:53 PM  

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