Thanks to Floridia’s quick thinking, the deer was finally safe. She’s expected to be just fine on her own in the wild now that she can eat and drink. Floridia, on the other hand, has a split lip and scraped knee from the encounter — but it was all worth it, he said.
“Five days was a long time, and I was getting really nervous for her,” Floridia said. “I think the cold weather is what helped her stay alive, because if this was a hot and muggy summer day, the jar would’ve made it much harder for her to breathe. It rained afterward, so she definitely found water and I’m sure now she’s catching up on the Thanksgiving meal she had missed.”