Mark Freeley was walking his dogs, by the Long Island Sound in New York state on Sunday when one of his dog's Storm suddenly leaped into the water.
The golden retriever went off his leash and swam out into the sound before grabbing something by the neck and pulling it back to shore.
Freeley said he was shocked when he saw Storm clamp down on a baby deer's neck and began dragging it to the shore.“Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore,” Freeley told CBS News.
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Freeley captured video of his dog Storm rescue and posted it on Facebook. “What a morning ... Can’t believe this,” he wrote. “Storm just saved this baby deer.”
When Storm and the fawn reached the shoreline, Storm followed it, laying down next to the baby deer. “[When] he laid down next to it and started nudging it and pawing it … that was really special,” Freeley told WCBS Newsradio 880.
The deer again tried to run back into the water again, but Freeley and a wildlife rescue agent came to its rescue. The deer was starving and dehydrated.
The deer was also covered in ticks and had an eye injury. The fawn is rescued at an area animal rescue until it can get back on its feet.
The video of the rescue has gone viral.