A baby deer, like most animals, truly enjoys belly rubs. This one, though, cries in protest every time a Kentucky powerline worker tries to set him down. Justin Lewis and a friend had been “clearing a right of way for electric lines” when they came across the tiny fawn who had gotten separated from his mother and became entangled in thorns. The fawn finally agreed to be let down and was able to rejoin his mother a bit later. This might be the cutest video I post all year.
He followed us around the job site like a lost puppy for about an hour until I noticed a doe watching us from the hillside. Assuming this was his mother, I carried him about halfway up the hill while she watched attentively. I sat him down, he ran straight to her, and they walked off together.