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Offline sawdstmakr

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Look what I brought home this evening.
« on: May 29, 2019, 12:39:45 am »
Judy and I were on our way home from looking at prospective bee removal jobs when we saw what we guessed was a small dog running around in circles on the side of the road in the middle of Osceola National Forest. As we got closer we could see that is was a small spotted fawn. It had one eye lens cut off and the other one had a hole in the iris. Probably done by a crow trying to kill it.
It was really scared and it kept running in circles and into bushes. Finally it ran right into my arms.
It was really scared in the car on the way home but once I got it into the house and started stroking its back, it calmed right down.

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We called the sheriffs office and they referred us to the Wildlife Management Office. It is illegal to have a wild animal in your possession with out having permits and training. They had The Arc Wildlife Care And Sanctuary call us and we had to take it to them this evening.
It was really hard to turn it over. It stayed very calm on my lap all the way to the meeting place.
I really wanted to be able to keep this little fawn.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: Look what I brought home this evening.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 07:56:14 am »
If you hadn't intervened it would be dead in no time so you can feel good about that.
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Re: Look what I brought home this evening.
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 09:30:35 am »
Poor baby!  It?s great that you helped it out, Jim. Like Ace said, it wouldn?t have lasted long out there on its own.
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Re: Look what I brought home this evening.
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 04:23:10 pm »
Ace and member are right. It did not have a chance without you and Judy. And just look, it knew right where to turn. Right into your arms. You was this little fawns Savior. Sometimes people are lost and hurt and frightened, running around in circles, needing a savior in whom arms to run into. Thank God, he provided one!  Great job Altmiller family!
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