State Trooper Takes Care of 2 Orphaned Deer

A Connecticut state trooper stepped in to take care of two baby deer after their mother was killed.

The doe was killed in a crash on Interstate 84 West, near exit 9, in Newtown. When state trooper Ben Pagoni, from Troop A in Southbury, responded to a call, he found the mother left behind two babies.

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Posted by Connecticut State Police - Headquarters on Monday, November 30, 2015

With no rescues available, Pagoni obtained permission to take custody of the deer and cared for them at his home for three days with help from his family until a rescue became available.

"My fiancée, luckily, was off for a few days. She took care of them mostly. I helped, but if it wasn't for her, I don't think I could do it," he said.

The deer have since been taken to a rescue.

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