Being abandoned is of course not easy, but being dumped by your own family has to be one of the most difficult things ever. Such was the case of a white-faced fawn who found a home at the Deer Tracks Junction Farm in Michigan.
Visitors of this farm can see other types of animals once they visit, including elk, reindeer, yaks, goats, pigs, bunnies, and camels! In 2015, the farm was attracting visitors because it was home to a very unique looking white-faced deer. Dragon, who was named by owner Hillary Powell’s 19-year-old son was an adorable creature who had a rough start in life.
His mother, Bunny, was a special type of whitetail deer known as the Piebald, with large areas of white in its coat that was caused by a genetic defect according to Michigan Live. Dragon inherited her genes, a thing that caused his mother to abandon him, exposing the fawn to the wild environment.
Given his white face, it would be very difficult for Dragon to blend with the scenery, so additionally, he would have been a target for hunters.
Luckily however, he was taken care of at the farm and became a sort of celebrity! Unfortunately, he didn’t make it past his first birthday due to numerous health complications.
Powell, in a Facebook post claimed that despite not wanting to post the update, she had to let people know that despite all the medical interventions, Dragon had passed away and would be greatly missed.
People who loved Dragon commented on that post, making the post attract over 140 comments.
“I’m so sorry. I didn’t know he had passed. He was the most beautiful deer I have ever seen. Rip Dragon you will be missed,” wrote someone.
“Thank you so much for taking good care of him. He lived in paradise,” said another.