Because of living in such close proximity to humans, deer are often not afraid of their two-legged neighbors. Especially the younger deer who have not learned to fear people. In many areas, people will feed and care for orphaned fawns and raise them as pets.

However, it’s important to remember that deer are wild animals and can be dangerous and even aggressive, so they should be approached with caution. Furthermore, it is normal for a mother deer to leave a young fawn alone in a field or the woods. This helps to keep them safe from predators. If you see one, mama is probably nearby, watching. Please don’t touch them or move them — they are most likely not orphaned and will be just fine.

The young deer in this video doesn’t need rescuing but just wants to play a game of chase with its tiny new human friend. Watch their heartwarming meeting in the video below to see how that goes!