There’s nothing quite like seeing a cute animal brighten someone’s day.

One such instance occurred recently when some Virginia residents discovered an unexpected fawn in their yard — but it was in desperate need of help.

Credit: FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

The baby deer had become stuck in their house’s window well.

Adult deer frequently leave their babies in a safe place while they search for food, and they return to them later.

But, because this baby clearly needed to get out of the precarious situation she’d found herself in, these people did the right thing and called in the professionals.

Credit: FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

In a tweet this week, the Fairfax County Police Department stated that “our officers were successful in retrieving a fawn that had fallen into a window well of a residence in Great Falls, VA.” Then [Officer] Kolwicz jumped into the window well and handed her over to [Officer] Milburn, and the two of them led her to some nearby shrubbery to hide until her mother arrived!”

Their efforts were rewarded when they were able to capture a few adorable photographs of the furry newborn calves before putting her in a location where her mother could easily reach her.

Credit: FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

In the spring, all kinds of wild animals give birth, and their offspring may end up in unexpected places. Window well covers and other ingenious ideas are thankfully available to help keep wild animals safe.

 

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