Local resident Erica Simmons was surveying the damage to her neighborhood this week when she saw a neighbor, Lexi Mars, sitting on the ground with an animal she thought was a dog under a blanket.
Lexi had been at her grandfather's house in Orange Park, trying to save his belongings from severe flooding. "My parents and I hurried over to his house to get as much off the ground as possible," Lexi told The Dodo. "While my parents were walking back to the car a neighbor called out to them about a baby deer in his yard."
Lexi noticed the animal seemed scared as she approached. "I gently started petting her to gain her trust," she said. "Once the deer seemed to be OK with me being next to her, I cuddled up to her to keep her warm."