Every year, Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife, a volunteer licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator in New York state, rescues and cares for dozens of abandoned white-tailed fawns before releasing them back into the wild.The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in New York, and it can be found throughout the state.
Nellie, a newborn baby deer, is one of the rescued white-tailed fawns.She was too young to be kept outside or with the other fawn who had already arrived at the rescue.Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife, on the other hand, recognized Nellie’s need for a companion.
Polly, an adorable black and white bunny, appears.Polly, too, was only five weeks old when she met Nellie.Nellie immediately approached Polly and began aggressively licking her.Polly, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind.She kept following Nellie around.
The two baby animals lay down in the corner together, and it was clear that they had formed a new friendship.”In the beginning, Polly’s mother was Nellie.”It’s as if she knew this little, fragile baby needed something even though she was only a couple of weeks old,” Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife told the Dodo.Nellie and Polly were even taking cues from each other when it came to food.Nellie initially refused to eat grain, the staple food of a rescued fawn.
When Polly began eating grain and Nellie noticed her, the fawn began eating grain as well.Nellie was a high-energy person who jumped around more than she ran.Her rescuer is unsure whether this was due to her natural personality or because she was Nellie hopping around.The two animals appeared to understand each other.Polly would move to a corner and just stare at Nellie when she became overly playful, jumping and running around.
Polly stayed out of Nellie’s way, even hiding inside a bowl of food while she jumped around.Nellie would cuddle with Polly in a corner when she was resting or napping.Polly would occasionally lie down comfortably beneath Nellie.While Polly understood that Nellie could be overly energetic at times, Nellie also understood that she needed to be cautious around Polly.
She was always cautious and aware of where Polly was when they were lying down or napping together, ensuring she didn’t hurt her. After a while, Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife began bringing Nellie outside so she could get used to being outside. She began spending time with other rescued fawns, TinkerBell and Buddy. They were released into the wild together the following spring.
The three fawns were learning from one another and becoming affectionate with one another, much like Nellie was with Polly.Polly is staying with the rescue for the long haul as the fawns prepare for their future lives in the wild.”I’m hoping Polly remembers everything and that when I get that first fawn in the spring, Polly will know what to do again,” Fuzzy Fawn Wildlife said.
The friendship between Nellie and Polly is truly special and not something you see everyday.We’re happy that the baby animals received the love and care they needed from each other. We’re also extra happy that we got to witness it for ourselves.