The couple might have thought they were helping, but what they did to the fawn was wrong. Mother deer routinely leave their offspring alone while they forage, so the fawn likely wasn't in any danger at all. But interacting with wildlife like that isn't only illegal, it could very well doom the creature to his death.
Yurcik told the couple to leave the fawn and go. Then, as the Arizona Daily Sun reports, she began to cry - thinking that she'd have to euthanize him because he'd been handled by humans and wouldn't survive without his mother.
"People don't realize in national parks that we keep the wildlife wild," Yurcik told the news outlet.
It wouldn't be the first time a baby animal would be put down for this reason. In May, a seemingly lost bison calf at Yellowstone was euthanized after tourists drove her to "safety" under similar circumstances.
Fortunately, however, things ended much better for this fawn.