It’s easy to get sucked in by a heartstring-pulling photo on the internet – even if, or maybe especially if – you don’t have any confirmed context for them. But remember, there’s likely something going on that you don’t know. Consulting with a person or a resource with knowledge on a subject that you lack is the best way to go if you feel the need to react to something you’ve stumbled upon.

And now comes this example from the world of Tumblr. It starts with this seemingly heartbreaking photo of a baby deer lying down next to a F*ke one.

So what’s going on?

Our immediate reaction is to have Bambi flashbacks and panic for the adorable little baby.

And apparently, that’s what people in the real world do all the time, to the detriment of the deer themselves.

Fawns need to stay hidden

This wildlife expert delves into why you will often see a fawn by themselves in the forest.

Mama IS watching

Be careful before you disturb nature.

A wildlife “rescue” isn’t always a rescue.

Some disturbing info here on what comes of good intentions.

Call first

It’s important to consult on these things before you act.

Happy endings!

Fear not, it’s not as bad as it looks.

That’s a rare double whammy of good and bad feels to get hit with. A powerful reminder that nature doesn’t always play by the rules we set, and we should be mindful of that.

What’s something you wish more people knew about?

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