Wow! All in a Day’s Work….
Gully fawn was trapped in. Rescued!
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Here in the Santa Monica Mountains and environs – we know and appreciate Ellen Walton – our longtime LA County Weed Abatement Inspector. Ellen is a fixture in our communities and has a special relationship with the Santa Monica Mountains.
Last week, Inspector Walton, was checking out a parcel of land in Glendale when she noticed a female deer (doe) and her fawn near a small gully below her. The doe was acting very strangely – she wasn’t leaving (usually wildlife leave the area when humans arrive) and was fretting/hovering over one of the gullies. Inspector Walton worked her way down the slope and looked down into the gully and she saw a second fawn. The frightened baby had fallen down into the crack in the earth and couldn’t get out.
Inspector Walton lay flat on the ground in order to reach the fawn, and she pulled the baby to safety. She made sure it was alright, then she set it free, and let “nature take its course”.
Ellen said, “I was blessed to be in the right place at the right time that morning. My first thought was, thank you universe!”
The fawn (and its twin) were left happily feeding with Mom and very glad to be reunited.