Fawn rescued after getting trapped escaping flood water

Deer running away from flooding around northeast Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A fawn likely escaping flood water got trapped Saturday afternoon.

The young deer sprinted its way through a neighborhood off Westbrook Road when it was trapped behind a fence in a backyard.

The fawn was injured, confused and disoriented. A wildlife officer managed to free the animal, who ran toward another house trying to get into a backyard with a small dog.

What that didn't work, the fawn ran the other way, startling a homeowner before finally collapsing from exhaustion.

“The deer made a sound,” Samantha Cleveland said. “He jumped up and he tried to go back here with my dog Scooter. He was trying to bust open the gate; he ended up getting bloody and knocking down my garbage, then when I came back out I seen you and he shot back across the way.”

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