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Marine Police Rescue Baby Deer at Davis Park

Young fawn gets a warming rubdown, popcorn before rejoining family.

Timing sometimes is everything and for one young Davis Park fawn it might have been the difference between life and death.

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers pulled the fawn out of the icy waters off Davis Park Marina in Fire Island Thursday afternoon after noticing the deer upon coming into the marina.

Officers Robert Femia and Peter Bogachunas saw the deer approximately 30 yards from shore and pulled the baby from the water, which was seven to eight feet deep, and onto the boat and covered it with a blanket. The deer was not moving and appeared to be in shock, according to a police report.

Once docked, the officers dried off the fawn and a family of deer came by to lick the fawn and it began to slowly move around. The officers then took the deer into the police station to warm up and gave it a treat of popcorn.

After a bit of time, the fawn became more alert and then rejoined its family outside.

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ARCH STANTON February 08, 2013 at 09:59 PM
EXCELLENT JOB BY THE SCPD.
ALayne February 09, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Thanks for saving her, she's a special little girl.
John February 09, 2013 at 02:14 AM
I ve been working in Davis park and been feeding this little girl since she had spots she spends most of her day hanging around on beach plum walk I have plenty of photos of her socializing with us thanks for saving her
liberal February 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM
all great till she gets hunted
Tre February 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I love this story, and how the other deer were concerned. Animals are amazing.

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