Baby deer takes ride in police cruiser

Police took a baby deer for a ride to a safer area after finding it along the road. (Photo: Lewiston Police)
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Police took a baby deer for a ride to a safer area after finding it along the road. (Photo: Lewiston Police)

A baby deer wandering along a road was taken to safety Wednesday in the back seat of a police cruiser.

A Lewiston Police Department officer gave the fawn a courtesy ride to a safer area away from traffic after police were called to the area near Niagara University.

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While police moved the fawn because it was in danger, wildlife officials do not recommend displacing a young deer, even if it appears to be abandoned. Does typically leave their fawns while they forage for food and are not too far away.

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