Newborn deer rescued by Indiana Trooper

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Trooper Mike Wood and rescued deer (picture provided)

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. (May 9, 2015)– Around 9 A.M.  Saturday, the Indiana State Police Dispatch Center was flooded by calls from motorists reporting a baby deer trapped along the median of Interstate 70 in Putnam County.

Moments later, Trooper Mike Woods arrived and found the baby deer in the median and a deceased adult deer, possibly its mother, on the shoulder of the road.

The Trooper said the baby deer appeared to be only hours old.  Trooper Wood was able to pick up the deer, place it in a towel, and transport it to a nearby business where employees helped with additional warm garments.

Trooper Wood said, “It was heartwarming for all of us to play such a vital role in the health and well-being of this animal.”

Wildlife experts with an animal rehabilitation center in Montgomery County were contacted and agreed to take the young deer.

State Police say the center holds all the necessary permits and is authorized by the Department of Natural Resources to  rehabilitate various wildlife.

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