By Zoe Ashe-Jones
What’s the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in your life? Well, take that and multiply it by 1000 to get the baby deer wandering around Riverside on May 23.
The deer, located in the grassy area between G and I hall, was seen stumbling around looking confused by multiple students.
“It was the cutest darn thing I’ve ever seen,” said senior Thomas Weaver, who participated in the rescue efforts. “It’s probably gonna die but it’s adorable.”
Students in classes on the second floor harrased the deer by spitting on it.
“What they did was despicable,” said senior Jude Wilson. “The baby deer was adorable and they were so mean to it.”
Environmental science teacher Emma Refvem picked up the deer and carried it into the woods.
“I called the state park and talked to one of my friends there,” said Refvem. “She said it was really sad but there’s nothing they can do about it.”
According to the Humane Society, the best thing to do is leave the fawn alone unless you know the mother is dead. The risky location of the deer and the attention from students is the reason Refvem decided to escort it back into the woods.
The fate of the fawn is unknown, but Riverside students and staff hope the mother will return to help her baby.