Whitetail deer are one of the most admired animals in North America, and their fawns are literally the face of a popular cartoon… Bambi.
Fawns are born with a reddish-brown coat and white spots that help them to blend in with their surroundings and hide from predators. At birth, fawns weigh around 4 to 8 pounds and are about 14 to 18 inches tall. They are born with no scent, which also helps to protect them from predators.
Fawns rely on their mothers for protection during their first few weeks of life. They are able to run within a few hours of being born, which allows them to escape predators.
Dogs are a man’s best friend and their ability to help and protect their owners extends to other animals as well. Many dogs have been trained to rescue animals from drowning and have saved countless lives as a result.
This dog Storm, is one of those heroes.
A deer fawn had become separated from its mother and was struggling to stay afloat in the choppy waters off the coast of Long Island, New York.
Storm, who wasn’t even friends with this fawn, is seen swimming out to the fawn, grabbing it by the neck and hauling it back to shore.