LOOK: West Michigan Fire Department Rescues Fawn From Pit
It's spring and that means it's baby animal season in West Michigan. A young deer recently got itself in a tricky situation, and thankfully, local firefighters were able to help!
The Ada, Mich. Fire Department says that Friday afternoon they got a call to the station from a resident on Driftwood. The person said a fawn had fallen into a basement fire escape pit.
Upon arrival, Firefighter Rodriguez and LT. Litchfield sprung into action to save the young fawn. Firefighter Rodriquez jumped into the pit and assessed the fawn for obvious injuries. Finding none, Rodriquez carefully handed him up to LT. Litchfield for a second inspection while Rodriquez climbed out of the pit.
They say that after taking a few photos with the teeny cutie, they released it into a wooded area.
Way to go, Ada Fire Department, nice work!
Now, this was a situation where obviously the fawn needed help, and thankfully the firefighters were able to give it!
However, in general, the Michigan DNR advises that we leave baby animals alone in the wild:
Each spring and summer, we are flooded with calls as people across the state run into a common dilemma – they have come across a baby animal and desperately want to help. The best thing you can do to help, however, is to leave the animal alone. Many animals will hide their young for safety, and they will return. The majority of the time these wild animals do not need our help and it is best for wildlife to remain in the wild.
You can find more information on what to do if you find a baby animal in the wild here.