A volunteer licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in the state of New York, Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife, rescues and cares for dozens of abandoned white-tailed fawns before releasing them back into the wild each year.
The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal inNew York, and it can be found all over the state.Nellie, a newborn baby deer, is one of these white-tailed fawns that have been saved.
She was too young to be kept outside or with the other fawn that was already there when she got to the rescue.Nevertheless, Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife was aware that Nellie required company.
Meet Polly, an adorable bunny in black and white.When Polly first met Nellie, she was only five weeks old.
Nellie began aggressively licking Polly as soon as she approached her.But Polly didn’t seem to care.She kept going around with Nellie.
It was clear that the two newborn animals had formed a new friendship as they laid down together in the corner.In the beginning, Polly’s mother was Nellie.
It’s like she knew this tiny, fragile baby needed something, even though she was only a few weeks old,” Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife told.Nellie and Polly were modeling their eating habits after one another.
Nellie initially refused to consume grain, the rescued fawn’s primary food source. The fawn also started eating the grain when Polly started eating it and Nellie saw her.
Nellie jumped around more than she ran with a lot of energy.Her rescuer is unsure whether this was because she was Nellie hopping around or because of her inherent personality.
It appeared as though the two animals knew each other.Polly would move to a corner and just look at Nellie when she was being very playful and jumping and running around.
While Nellie jumped around, Polly stayed out of her way, even hiding behind a bowl of food.At the point when Nellie was resting or snoozing, she would nestle with Polly in a corner.
Polly would sometimes even lie down comfortably beneath Nellie.Nellie knew she had to be careful around Polly, and Polly was aware that Nellie had moments when she was extremely active.
When they were lying down or taking a nap together, she was always cautious and kept an eye on Polly to make sure she didn’t hurt her.
Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife began taking Nellie outside after a while to help her get used to being outside.She began spending time with Buddy and Tinker Bell, two additional rescued fawns.
The following spring, they would be released into the wild together.Similar to how Nellie was with Polly, the three fawns were learning from one another and becoming affectionate with one another.
Polly will remain with the rescue for the foreseeable future as the fawns prepare for life in the wild.
According to Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife, “I’m hoping Polly will remember all of this and Polly’s going to know what to do again when I get that first fawn in the spring.”
The unique friendship that exists between Nellie and Polly is truly exceptional.We are pleased that the newborn animals received the necessary love and care from one another.
We are even more thrilled that we were able to experience it firsthand.