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Who Knew? Deer Like Belly Rubs

An electric company lineman from Kentucky giving belly rubs to a baby deer.

The man who posted the video explained what happened in a Facebook post. He also states, “The momma deer was watching from the hillside. The fawn was following us around the job site, so we carried it up the hillside and he left with his mother. I assure you she did not reject it.”

3 comments

  • JP

    Not really concerning the post – but in general leave baby animals alone unless you know for a fact that the mother is dead. The mother will come back, and the bleating in the video will only attract a hungry bear or coyote. Handle as little as possible if needed to be done, to be moved to a safe area.

    • Jen

      They might have been o.k. to move him or her, but not do the belly rub. Maybe they can find a wildlife rehabilitator to help. Or maybe the fawn’s afraid of being dropped when he goes to set it down?

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