Fawn Collapses On Road When Frightened By Approaching Car

The world is full of scary things, especially when you are young and still learning. A mother deer and her fawn froze in their tracks in the middle of the road in Washington, when a car appeared.

The mom and fawn were crossing the road to enter the woods on the other side, when a car appeared on the road. The fawn froze and dropped to the road in what looked like fear. The mom ran off ahead to check things out, while the fawn remained lying flat on the road.


Jessie Larson came to a stop when she saw the deer and recorded the incident. She turned off her car to help calm the fawn. After a few minutes, the mother deer came back to reassure her fawn that everything was ok. With a few gentle nudges, the fawn returned to her wobbly legs. The pair walked side by side into the woods.

Screen Shot: Facebook/Animalkind Stories

Screen Shot: Facebook/Animalkind Stories

Once the deer were completely in the woods, Larson proceeded down the road. The video has gone viral on Facebook with over 5.6 million views.

Screen Shot: Facebook/Animalkind Stories

Screen Shot: Facebook/Animalkind Stories

This just shows how much we all need mom when we are scared or unsure of a new situation. Watch the touching moment below.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.