Operation Fawn Rescue: Cincinnati police scoop up deer wandering on highway

It’s wasn’t the usual missing persons call for the Cincinnati Police Department.

But around noon on Monday, officers Roger Noe and Trish Yates were dispatched to a fawn running in traffic.

The wayward deer was on Columbia Parkway just below Alms Park when the officers spotted the, um, spotted fawn.

And, the entire encounter was caught on the officer’s body camera.

The little deer  clearly had nowhere to go.

Lost fawn on the freeway. Cincinnati Police Department/Facebook

Wearing gloves, Officer Noe scooped up the frightened deer, which promptly started bleating.

“It’s okay baby,” he said. “It’s okay.”


Fawn rescued! Cincinnati Police Department/Facebook

And, put it in the back of the police car.

“Officer Noe transported the fawn to the woods nearest to where it had jumped the wall onto the parkway in an effort to reunite it with its mother,” the department said later.

Police also offered a public service message.

“The Cincinnati Police Department encourages the public to leave fawns and other young animals undisturbed and in their environment. In most cases the mother is nearby and will round up her young fawn when conditions are right. In this particular case the fawn was on a controlled access highway and had would not have survived if it had not been rescued.”

Photos Cincinnati Police Department/Facebook

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