A newborn fawn finds a new home after his mother was mowed over by a truck and an old lab adopts and nurses an orphan son.

Over the years animal-related accidents have been on the rise in many areas of the United States. The automobile insurance company, State Farm, has reported that in 2008, an estimated 1.2 million accident claims were made for vehicles involving an animal.

This is an increase of nearly 15 percent over the past 5 years. In Pennsylvania alone, 1 in 86 drivers can expect to experience some sort of collision with an animal over this next year.

Nobody likes to hit an animal on the road, but what can we do about these instances? Accidents happen, there is no doubt about that, and in most cases they are completely unpredictable.

To start with, we can drive the speed limit, minimize nighttime driving, never drive when sleepy, keep our eyes on the road, and learn to think like an animal during an emergency situation.

Mick Farmer, a British military veteran and certified police driving instructor, has a particularly interesting viewpoint on how to reduce the number of animal accidents each year. He says that when we come upon an animal crossing the road, we should always turn in towards the direction where the animal was coming from in order to avoid hitting them.

Responses to "Orphan Deer Raised and Nursed by Chocolate Lab (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    That poor Lab looks like she's ill. It is adorable that she fed the baby tho

  2. Anonymous says:

    My first thought was, how nice that the dog lets the fawn nurse. Then...the lab looks a little old to have had puppies- to have been able to nurse the fawn.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think every female dog in the world knows the words "Good Girl" Let he tail wagging begin.

  4. Unknown says:

    Even if she is old and maybe never won a prize for her beauty, I think it is simply wonderful that she chose to nurse that dear little deer (pun intended). She was not forced to do this, you can't force a dog to nurse a baby. Good Girl!!!

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