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MUST SEE: Intervention necessary for newborn fawn rescued by Portage Police

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PORTAGE (WKOW) -- There are questions over people disturbing wildlife just days after a baby bison was put down.

A Canadian tourist in Yellowstone drove a bison that looked sick to a ranger station.  The feds have cited the man who told authorities he was trying to be a Good Samaritan.

In Portage, a newborn fawn was found trying to cross traffic near I-39.  Concerned citizens contacted Portage Police.  Authorities called wildlife experts and learn that it was best to remove the tiny creature.

"We know that in most cases, you want to leave wildlife alone, but in this case, it was an exception." Portage Police Chief Ken Manthey said.

An exception because wildlife experts learned the fawn's mother was dead.  

"The best thing to do is leave the fawn there, "DNR Wildlife Biologist Diane Robinson said.

"The mother doe will actually leave that fawn in one spot, and she'll come back every couple of hours to nurse that fawn, but most of the time, she is not in that area."  Robinson added.

Portage Police took the fawn to safety inside a squad car, but the creatures health deteriorated quickly Dr. Michael Cooper said.

"Whenever you have an animal coming in, in this case she was comatose, you don't really know what the outcome is gonna be,"  he said.

Luckily, through IV drips, the fawn nicknamed "Radio" recovered and is heading to rehab.

"There's gonna be no reason why we're gonna have to see her again,"Dr. Cooper said about her clean bill of health.

Learn what you can do if you see an animal you think is in danger here: 

On this page you can also find a key for what to do if you find a fawn:

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