Bambi Reindeer Pictures
Animal friends across species. Reindeer befriending cats, reindeer with dogs and even a rabbit.
The Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara, California caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is about 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours.
Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzenegger's ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death. They rescued the fawn during the wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding.
A lady found the fawn under her step. They think the doe might have been hit by a car.
Her Ridge-Back dog, called Hogan, is helping look after 'Bambi'. The family named the stray fawn Bella. Once she has regained her strength they are going to send the Bambi to some friends. They have experience of raising two orphan deer, and then releasing them to the wild. Right now Bella is being bottle fed.
Hogan (above right) has taken over nurse-maid duties. The fawn even shares his bed.
This tiny deer call Rupert was delivered by Caesarean section after his mother was sadly killed by a car.
At just six inches tall and weighing just over a pound, he spent his first days in an incubator at the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England.
At 5 days old Rupert has opened his eyes, as you can see by this picture to the right.
Mr Stocker of Tiggywinkles said, 'Deer are very, very tricky but this one has spirit. He's an extremely feisty little guy and quite pushy.'
This true story of Rupert the deer was kindly sent in by Joe Muise.
Deer Playing with a Cat
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