Unusual Pair..Strange Friends

cub and fawn friends - from the fire cub and fawn friends
@bunnybon7 (35833)
Holiday, Florida
October 9, 2009 11:24am CST
This info was sent to me by a friend. i couldnt resist sending it here. hope its not deleted. i cant think of any reason. its just the cutest and saddest thing I've seen in a while. its about the fires in California. T he Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara, CA? This year caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is about 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours. Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzenegger's ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death. They rescued the fawn during the wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, Since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding isnt this the sweetest thing?
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@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
9 Oct 09
[b]Hello my friend Sounds to me animals know when its time to stick together, some people can take a page from their book I love this my friend, when you think of it its truly amazing, they really knew things were not right and said heck with this can I come with you, wow its sad these things happen, what about the animals that are not so lucky, really heart breaking. Thanks for sharing this my friend.[/b]
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@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
Hello kitty! I agree with you that some people can learn from these animals. They bonded when things got rough no matter what their differences are. If people would do this, especially now in times of crisis, they would stand a better chance of surviving. But the sad truth is that some people would never look beyond each other's differences.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
10 Oct 09
[b]Hello angela Its really sad,I will give anyone a chance I will follow the animals lead, either you come or stay here by yourself being made for no good reason. either way kitty will be fine Thanks for the response.[/b]
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Oct 09
yes, it would be wonderful and the world might stand a chance if humans could be the same with each other.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
10 Oct 09
Very often we find news of wildfires in California. United States is one of the most developed countries of the world. Why this kind of tragic incident occurs in a country like America? Is it only natural disaster? Or negligence of concerned authority!
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct 09
in most areas its because of very dry weather and/or someone is careless with their fire. there are places i believe in california that is so dry it can occur as natural combustion to the heat maybe.also sometimes BEFORE it starts to rain lightning im heard can start a fire in the dry wilds. they do all they can to fight it but sometimes it doesnt work until much land and wildlife is burned.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
16 Oct 09
Thanks bunny for BR reward.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Oct 09
Hi bunnybon, I agree that it is very cute and sad at the same time. It does show though that very young animals like humans, don't realize a difference until they are taught. Blessings.
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Oct 09
yes and it would work if ALL humans could learn this but unfortunatly they will never do it.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
12 Oct 09
Hi again bunnybon, I always have hope, never is a long time. Blessings.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Oct 09
tHANKS FOR SHARING , BON. We all need friends, huh?
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Oct 09
oh and these little darlings got a friend when they needed it
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
11 Oct 09
They are so sweet looking, miracles still happen. have a great sunday, bon.
@irishidid (8523)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Too cute! Someone said something about prey. I seriously doubt deer is in the bobcat diet. Bobcats don't get very big. They are more likely to go after rodents, rabbits and the like. Not to say a bobcat wouldn't try if hungry enough. But it's true that babies know no prejudice.
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct 09
i didnt think about that. thanks for the info.
• India
12 Oct 09
oh yes, this is so cute and shows how in times of distress, even animals forget about their differences and take care of each other. Being herbivores and carnivores, its usual that they took to liking each other but I guess they understood the seriousness of the situation and made the best of it. LOL Maybe we humans could learn something from them.
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct 09
yes i had to share it. i guess just that they are baby animals and the cub knows nothing about its food sources yet.
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
12 Oct 09
aaawww...I had not heard this, but went online and looked it up after I read this. I agree with you that this is the sweetest thing I've heard this week! I guess the baby cat doesn't realize yet that the fawn is prey. They don't usually start pouncing and learning to hunt until they're about 3-4 months old. I didn't see anything about either of their mothers, did you?
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct 09
no i didnt. truth is my friend in california sent the pic and all.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Oct 09
That is the sweetest thing! Babies have no idea what discrimination is and this is proof that it is taught by the parents. If only we are taught to love one another we could all grow up and not see race but see the person as they are, human beings. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us!
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct 09
you are so welcome dear. i see you have your halloween avatar up very cute.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
10 Oct 09
i just love storys of animal and i have several emails that show where different animals take up with each other.those fires are bad for all of those animals out there and so many are lost. have a good night
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Oct 09
yes its so sad to us animal lovers
@marguicha (91717)
• Chile
10 Oct 09
It IS beautiful. And it´s sad too because they will have to be separated as soon as possible before they discover than they are not supposed to be friends. But we must not wish that the world take a turn. It´s the best way in spite of the cruelty of it all.
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Oct 09
i've come to that conclusion. that its how we are meant to be on earth until after the end.
• Australia
9 Oct 09
I saw this picture and the story on the news headlines here in Australia. If only humans could learn a lesson from them. We have differences, but we should be able to bond in spite of those differences. Maybe their age has something to do with it? Children seem able to accept differences better than we older ones do.
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Oct 09
yes and animals seem better at this
@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
9 Oct 09
that's so cute! I want one - well, maybe the fawn - I got the cats!
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Oct 09
oh i know. they are so sweet. my ex's brother had one and it would come right up and let you feed it. of course he lived in the country.
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9 Oct 09
Hi bunnybon7, That picture just melts my heart but it makes me so angry about these fires, I know a lot of humans lives had to lost and ruined but its the animals that my heart bleeds for and if it was started by someone, then I hope they be caught and punished. Thanks for the beautiful photo. Tamara
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Oct 09
you are surely welcome. i just had to share this.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Oct 09
hi bunnygon oh this was so sweet and so cute. This reminded' me of the most frightening and sad thing two years ago in the big wild fire around Tustin Ca . I looked out and coming down the middle of the street, really running in fear were four adult deer with singed coats,and the air was grey with smoke and particles of ash. The park rangers had to round those scared deer up and take them to the nearest forest that was not in flames, which many were that fall. the air was so bad we had to close out windows and turn on the air conditioning just to be able to breathe without choking. those poor deer, I will never forget' that sight. they were burned and running in desperation.
@bunnybon7 (35833)
• Holiday, Florida
10 Oct 09
yes, its the saddest thing for animals as they have no way of knowing until its to late.