Steve Knoop and his friends were driving along when they came across a fawn lying on the pavement in the middle of the road. The baby was “hiding” and refused to budge as they approached him to see if he was all right.

In the video, the men observe that the fawn is healthy and breathing and notice the fawn’s mother is watching from nearby in the woods.

The men briefly debate if they should leave the baby deer on the road or help him, but they decide it’s better not to leave him where he might get hit and come to harm. So Paul takes action and gently picks the fawn up and takes the baby over to the side of the road where it quickly gets up and runs off to join his mom! (Source)

Fact or Fiction: If I touch the animal, its mother will reject it. Fiction!

If the doe is still caring for the fawn, she will lick the human scent off at the next feeding. Touching the fawn will signal her that it must be moved to keep it safe. Without human scent the doe may not realize the fawn's hiding place has been discovered. This is the quickest way to determine if the fawn is being cared for because the doe will move it far enough away that you will be unable to find it again. White-tailed fawns will not travel great distances without the urging of their mothers. If she senses danger while caring for the fawn, she will move it to the farthest part of her range rather than the average 50 feet or more she would move it if there were no danger!


Responses to "Men Rescue Fawn “Hiding” In The Middle Of The Road"

  1. Mila Ug-S says:

    happy ending

  2. The fawn thought it was hidden.

  3. Celeste says:

    Aww! I love nice guys. <3

  4. assissi3 says:

    Compassion and mercy; they are good men!

  5. Unknown says:

    good passionate men...thank you for watching out for this baby ..

  6. Unknown says:

    thank you for saving this baby <3

  7. That was the sweetest thing!

  8. Arrow54 says:


  9. Thanks guys!

  10. pilvikki says:

    aaaww... too sweet!

  11. I did the same once in my village of Ayton the feeling after helping is so great. Well done fellas.

  12. MrsA518 says:

    You guys are awesome!

  13. Unknown says:

    I saw a fawn in the road like this last year and thought it was dead. I turned around to go back and move it out of the road to give it some dignity in it's death. To my surprise it was gone. Lesson learned.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I'm wondering if the fawn was afraid of the pavement. I have an 11 year old dog (Schipperke) I rescued from a shelter about 5 years ago. She is terrified of tile floors and will only walk on the carpet. I don't know if it's vision/depth problem or if she fell or slid sometime before I adopted her. One day I took her to a pet store and we walked in. After going a little ways, she flattened herself on the floor and would not move. I had to pick her up and carry her while I shopped. Interesting.

  15. Morgana says:

    Τhank you guys

  16. eerrm says:

    Maybe it liked the heat in the pavement

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