I don't want to bring you down, but the story ends by noting that the farmer who found the baby deer "intends to feed the young deer through the winter as an amusing addition to his flock, but has not yet decided what he will do when the deer becomes an adult." So I can think of a couple of ways it's gonna play out, but none of them are all that great for the deer.
Man, even the wacky animal stories are half-assing it this summer. Sorry, folks, I don't know what to tell you. At least we're all in it together.
There are 61,000 deer-related car crashes a year in Michigan alone. But those are just the reported ones! Like rape-rape, many vehicular deer accidents go unreported. Hence to raise awareness, this new website from the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, for which it spared no expense in its HTML quest to save lives both ruminant and hominid. Also there are wonderful instructional videos about how you should never swerve when you are hitting a deer as that is how you die. (Not from the antlers in your windshield, apparently.) But what does a deer crash look like? Oh, YouTube, you do not fail us.
Check out this video from former Tribe Called Quest affiliate Consequence and former Lil Kim affiliate Maino. It's beautiful and bucolic. They're in the woods. With deer and squirrels and birds. It's very weird, right, with Maino rhyming about shooting people with a chrome .45 and hollering "Brooklyn!" in a club? But as jarring as it is, the juxtaposition of sound and vision, I like it. It's like that awesome episode of "The Sopranos."
A deer makes an appearance in the new video from Yelawolf and Gucci Mane, too.
Attention every other local news reporter in America: THIS is how you do it.
In today's adorable instance of cruelty against animals, meet a deer in China who drinks beer. Also: I'm a little late to this one and deeply, deeply sorry, because know you people rely on me for this sort of thing and I'm mortified that I missed it when it first popped up, but you will probably want to see this video of a fish who looks like Shrek. He is nicknamed "Shrek" because of the similarity in appearance. If you are in the market for a video of a fish that bears an uncanny resemblance to Shrek you will almost certainly enjoy this.