There are times when nature asks us for help.
Whether it’s the harbinger that our climate is spiraling out of control due to calamity or the extinction of animal species, humans have a responsibility to meet its needs.
Sometimes it’s in the form of an animal crying out for help.
Many animals are injured or trapped even in their natural habitat. Some get cut, while others get caught in traps and trash. In these cases, humans should go rescue them.
A wild deer named Eva arrives to get help from this woman.
According to Rasa and Marlis, the couple who own the house and yard, Eva and the rest of the herd often pass through their area on their migration.
Deer live in a variety of ecosystems.
They are often seen in grasslands, rainforests, and mountains. But when there is a human civilization near their habitat, they get used to their presence and make themselves “at home” in the suburbs. That’s why they’re comfortable visiting Rasa and Marlis, especially since they know they’re completely harmless.
Big game is also known to migrate across the country.
The U.S. Geological Survey has started a mapping project to map out common big game migration routes to keep it open and functional, safe and healthy for big game passage. Big game are hoofed animals such as mule deer, moose, bison, elk, and pronghorn. However, even marking these routes as safe zones, they can still hurt themselves along the way.
This was the case with Eva’s injuries.
The couple are no longer strangers to Eva and the rest of the family.
Every time they pass their house, the deer are free to roam, and they like to nibble on their clover and some flowers, too.
So when they spotted Eva lying there, they knew something was wrong.
Marlis approached Eva to watch her, and she saw two scratches on her back.
Then she inspected the rest of Eva’s body.
She ran her hands through her legs, belly and head. This gesture seems to calm Eva.
And as anyone would in cases like these, Marlis went inside to get a rescue salve that can help heal Eva’s wounds.
She applied the balm to Eva, who looked relieved.
The rescue balm was natural and is made from flowers, which Marlis shared that Eva loved so much. It is also safe for animals. The cream not only ensures quick recovery, but also keeps the wound away from infections.
Eva showed her appreciation afterwards by giving him a “foot massage.”
Our role as humans on Earth is to care for the rest of living things. We have the highest and most significant ability to care for plants and animals that cannot care for themselves all the time. Giving them a hand is also helping Mother Nature.