Justin Royal has a great passion for sport fishing. But one day he went offshore to catch the big fish, it was something that he would have never imagined that came into his net. The man was on his fishing boat on the Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, when spotted a tiny creature struggling to swim to shore. When he got closer, he realized it’s a distressed baby deer. Justin knew the poor little thing wouldn’t made it to shore, so he immediately jumped into action, determined to reunite the lost fawn with its family.
In a now viral footage, shared by The Dodo, the good Samaritans caught on camera the dramatic rescue. Apparently, a dog scared the tiny deer, it got stressed and jumped into the lake in a desperate attempt to cross over the other side. Fortunately, Justin witnessed the whole scene and he immediately jumped into action and rescued the baby deer.
A few moments after, the kind man reached the deer, grabbed it and took it on his boat. The little one is visible scared and extremely tired, so Justin lays it down on the boat to get rest a little bit. “Poor thing is exhausted,” the man can be heard saying. “She wasn’t gonna make it for much longer.” But thankfully, the adorable creature is now safe and on its way to reunite its mom. ” I got you baby girl, don’t worry,” Justin said.
Once they reached the shore, the deer seemed to come into her strength, but her rescuer knew she need more time to recover. So he took the helpless creature back to his home, where he cared for her. After a few hours of resting, the man, even concerned knew he had to take the deer right into the same spot he run off for its life. Justin was sure the little one’s mom would came exactly in the same spot she got lost, to search for her.
The nice guy, then released the rescue fawn into the forest and he impatiently waited to see if she would reunite with her mom. And thankfully, shortly after the sunset, he was able to spot them together, again. All thanks to his efforts. What a reward for his work!
Watch the viral rescue here: