Dogs are cute. Baby deer are arguably even cuter. So what could be more heroic and life-affirming than a dog saving the life of a fawn?
Storm, an English golden retriever, was out for a walk Sunday morning along the Long Island Sound with fellow dog Sara and his owner, Mark Freeley.
Amid the lapping waves, a baby deer was in over its head out in the sound.
“Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn,” Freeley told CBS New York.
Freeley took video and provided narration of the occasion.
“Storm is trying to save this baby deer,” he begins. Then a note of doubt creeps into Freeley’s voice. “I think he’s trying to save him.”
Storm, a good boy, grabs the deer by the scruff of its neck, swims it to shore and then brings it to rest on the sand. The deer is seen breathing heavily but otherwise remains …
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