Baby deer rescued after northern Sask. forest fire
Fawn getting TLC at wildlife rehabilitation facility
A forest fire can mean a painful death for many animals, but there's one little deer that has escaped such a terrible fate.
Fire fighting crews in the La Loche, Sask., area recently found a fawn in an area scorched by fire.
It was suffering from burns but was alive. The mother was nowhere in sight.
"While walking the line today, one of the crews under my wind came across a tiny baby deer," Alvin Maurice wrote on his Facebook page.
"The poor thing was found in the burnt area laying down curled into a little ball."
The fawn, named David after a fire in the area, got a ride in a helicopter and was taken by a conservation officer to Healing Haven Wildlife Rescue Inc. in Dorintosh, Sask., where it's being treated.
"He does have moderate burns on his feet and ears. He went to the vet yesterday and is being treated for his wounds," Healing Haven said on its Facebook page. "We expect him to make a full recovery!"
The wildlife rescue group thanked the fire fighters, the helicopter pilot, base staff, the conservation officer and veterinarians for coming together to help the fawn.