PITTSBURGH - A family in Pittsburgh's Mount Washington neighborhood had an unusual visitor. They found a tiny fawn all alone in their backyard.
The family has been caring for the animal, feeding it with a bottle, because it's so defenseless.
"I know people say, 'Let nature take its course,'" Ben Brazell told Channel 11's Vince Sims. "I got a heart. I can't let a raccoon destroy this poor thing."
Wildlife experts, however, told Channel 11 News that if one finds a wild animal like a deer, it's important to contact the proper authorities.
After talking with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania, the family was referred to a farm in Murrysville, where they could take the fawn. There, it will be raised until it can be released back into the wild.
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