When Darius Sasnauskas saw a family of deer in his back yard near Yellowstone National Park he thought it would be a great chance to get some close up footage of these amazing animals. Instead he witnessed a family drama and he just had to intervene.
Mommy deer was in a rush to get her babies into the woods, but unfortunately one fawn was struggling to keep up as it appeared it had an injured leg.
In order to save her healthy baby and herself she made a tough decision to leave it behind. That’s where Darius stepped in.
“With so many predators around, she had no chance to survive on her own,” Darius writes in his video caption. He decided to bring her home. “I do not support keeping wild animals as pets, but this was [a] special situation,” he writes.
Not only did he treat the baby’s leg, he nursed her until she was able to take care of herself. However, getting her to go into the woods and find her own family wasn’t as easy as he expected. The bond between her and Darius was so strong, that she kept coming back to him. Nevertheless, one very special evening she finally reunited with her family.