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Tiny fawn rescued from drainage ditch by CHP officer near Truckee

CHP Sgt. Randy Fisher places fawn he rescued into patrol car
CHP Sgt. Randy Fisher places fawn he rescued into patrol car California Highway Patrol

A California Highway Patrol officer came to the aid of a fawn who was trapped in the rushing water in the Sierra.

Sgt. Randy Fisher was on duty Monday morning when he saw a fawn along westbound Interstate 80 near Truckee. The deer was in a drainage ditch, a leg stuck in a drain.

The animal was in danger of being overwhelmed by rushing water from a morning thunderstorm. With water running over the fawn, Fisher entered the ditch and gently extricated the fawn from her chilly predicament.

He then placed the deer in his patrol car and delivered the animal swaddled in his sergeant’s jacket to Sierra Pet Clinic in Truckee. The deer was treated for hypothermia and some water in her lungs.

She is expected to make a full recovery, according to a post on Facebook.

The fawn has been named “Star.”

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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