North Carolina trooper rescues newborn fawn

GREENVILLE, NC (WYFF) A tiny fawn is in good hands after a tragic accident claimed his mother’s life.

North Carolina State Patrol Master Trooper Rocky Deitz reported to an accident last week involving a car hitting a pregnant deer along Highway 74 in Jackson County.

The impact caused the doe to give birth, and when Deitz arrived he found the newborn fawn.

Dietz says wildlife officers were busy, so he brought baby “Buckshot” home.

“A deer, a dog, anything that’s new, young, helpless. I mean, I’m not going to leave it on the side of the road.”

The bond was instant.

“Those big eyes and his ears looking at you. When you hold him, he loves to nibble on your face,” Deitz says.

Buckshot will be taken to a deer rehabilitation clinic before being released back into the wild. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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