‘Sounded Like A Small Child Crying’: Firefighters Rescue Baby Deer From Bushfire

‘Sounded Like A Small Child Crying’: Firefighters Rescue Baby Deer From Bushfire

Firefighters in Queensland, Australia, rescued a “crying” baby deer while working hard to put out around 50 bushfires in the area.

firefighters rescue baby deer from fire
Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade Qld

“During the mopping up activity, I heard a noise that sounded like a small child crying,” said Michael Tiley of the Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade. “I turned around to see this baby fawn (A few weeks old) walking straight towards me.”

Tiley said the fawn was very distressed and overheated, so they cooled her down with water.

firefighters rescue baby deer from fire
Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade Qld

The deer was not injured but did seem abandoned.

She was taken to a nearby veterinary clinic where she’s being cared for and fed formula from a bottle every 3-4 hours.

firefighters rescue baby deer from fire
Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade Qld

“For our brigade members, it was very satisfying to see something positive come from the utter devastation the fires have caused in the area,” Tiley concluded.

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