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Hiker, veterinarians save tiny fawn found with a badly broken leg

Posted at 7:32 PM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 13:01:01-04

(WOODLAND PARK) – Animal rehabilitators, concerned residents, and just common good luck have come together to save one tiny, TINY, 5 pound fawn.

According to staff members of the Animal Clinic of Woodland Park, a Barr Trail hiker saw the injured fawn, hiked it out, and took it to the clinic for aid.

The tiny deer had to have surgery on one tibia and now is sporting a rockin’ yellow and blue cast.

Clinic staff members are (adorably) bottle feeding it about four times a day and say it has a healthy appetite.

So what happens next for this itty-bitty, lucky son of doe? Well, of course, it’s off to a tiny herd in Black Forest for a bit of rehab.

If everything goes according to plan, the deer, which was left unnamed, will be released back into the wild once his leg is healed.

The Animal Clinic of Woodland Park, performed the operation the same way they perform every operation, free of charge.