Lucky the fawn should be dead. It was nothing but good luck that saw farmer Les Conboy cutting a meadow in Sligo when he came upon the injured fawn.
The drystock farmer was cutting silage on Friday at Ballygawley, west Sligo, when he saw "a wee brown thing moving in the ditch."
He hopped down off his tractor and found the little fawn stuck in sheep wire.
Luckily, on examination the vet said there were no broken bones, just damaged tendons and she bandaged up Lucky's leg.
Since then Les has been feeding the fawn with milk replacer, including for two days through a stomach tube, until she got used to her surroundings and Les. Now she's taken to the bottle and is very comfortable with Les and his jack russell Jack.
Source: Irish Independent