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Meet Bramble, A Rescued Deer Who Thinks He's A Dog

He loves to greet visitors and beg for food.

When no one tells you what you're supposed to be, it can open up a world of possibilities.

Take Bramble, for instance. Of course, he's supposed to be a deer. But since he was found unconscious and alone in a field at just 2 weeks old, he knew only the kindness of his rescuer, Geoff Grewcock, and the animals he shared a home with.

So he figured he would like to be a dog.

As recounted in a video posted to YouTube, a dog walker found Bramble, sick and alone. The deer was brought to Grewcock's home in Nuneaton, England, where he runs the Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.

Nursed to health, it took Bramble no time to fit in with the rest of the property's residents - and demonstrate a remarkable knack for adapting to his surroundings.

"He's right mischievous," Grewcock, 66, says in the video. "He's just like a dog or a spoiled child."

And once Bramble found his niche in life, no one was prying him out of it. Concerned that the stag wouldn't survive if released back into the wild, Grewcock decided to keep him.

That was 10 years ago. And since then, this doubtful guest has made himself right at home. Bramble strolls into the house at will, nudging open cupboards and even the fridge to see what's good.

Turns out, he's a sharing and caring kind of dog deer.

"A lot of times when he's raiding the cupboards, the dogs will sit around him thinking, 'You know what? We're gonna get food,'" Grewcock notes in the video.

And, like a dog, Bramble offers a warm greeting to every visitor.

"He meets people at the gate," Grewcock says. "It's fantastic."

Watch a video of Bramble the dog deer below.