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#7001324 - 12/18/17 03:22 PM An axis fawn rescue
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Going into town with the old man today to get a waffle and some coffee, when we see this fawn running the a fence line on the highway. He just didn't look right- falling down, panicked, unkempt and thin. We pulled over to watch him for awhile, look for mamma, etc. Finally made the decision to try to get him. Once we got him we drove around and did find a dead axis doe a few hundred yards away, possibly his mama.

He came up to me and sniffed me and I grabbed him. We took him to a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility. They said we did the right thing- he is definitely dehydrated/starving and might have an injury to a rear leg. He tried like heck to nurse my finger and drink my coffee so he should bottle feed easily. Anyway, exotic or not I'm glad we were able to help him. We named him Waffles, as our trip to get some didn't happen, but helping him out was better!





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#7001329 - 12/18/17 03:25 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Very cool, he looks really calm almost asleep on your lap like a dog. Good work.
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#7001339 - 12/18/17 03:30 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: redchevy]
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Thank you, he was shivering when I first got him in the truck but once he dried off he did actually go to sleep! He panicked a few times when the windshield wipers kicked on, we hit a pothole, etc. and man even at 2-3 weeks old (that's the age the wildlife facility guessed him to be) those little hooves hurt roflmao Luckily he was mostly very good.
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#7001361 - 12/18/17 03:41 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Awesome story! Hope he makes a full recovery. It would have been easy to drive on past but great job on helping him out, thumbs up!

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#7001373 - 12/18/17 03:43 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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The little kid in me would have wanted to take him home. That would be fun.
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#7001411 - 12/18/17 04:06 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Good job GimmeABuck! That's what it's all about right there!
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#7001458 - 12/18/17 04:28 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Thanks y'all, it was nice to help him out. I really did want to keep him (we even bought some milk replacement) but 1) I'm not sure that's legal and 2) I was afraid I'd not give him what he needed and he wouldn't make it. Ended up giving the milk replacement and bottle as a donation to the facility instead.
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#7001485 - 12/18/17 04:41 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Good job young lady.

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#7001493 - 12/18/17 04:46 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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#7001590 - 12/18/17 06:41 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: bass101]
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flehan Somebody raised you right! Good job!
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#7001596 - 12/18/17 06:45 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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#7001606 - 12/18/17 06:47 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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Good job and good idea not to keep him. Any deer, especially axis, are dangerous as adults if they have no fear of people. Getting maimed or killed by your pet is a downer.
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#7001633 - 12/18/17 07:02 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: GimmeABuck]
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He looks delicious..

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#7001644 - 12/18/17 07:09 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: bobcat1]
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flehan Somebody raised you right! Good job!

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#7001685 - 12/18/17 07:36 PM Re: An axis fawn rescue [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: bobcat1
flehan Somebody raised you right! Good job!


Excellent sig 2Beez. Wherever did you get that? rofl
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