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UPDATE: Man rescues fawn swept up in floodwater in Roanoke

By Hollani Davis, hdavis@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 11 2013 10:45:25 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 12:38:56 AM EDT

A Roanoke man rescued this fawn from the flood waters in Roanoke on Wednesday. WDBJ7 learned that it will be rehabilitated in an animal sanctuary

ROANOKE, Va. -

While many people around the region have flooded basements and other problems, the storms have brought up stories people are talking about even a day later.

One of those is about the man who saved a fawn from rushing water and we have new details.

Leon Bailey rescued a fawn that got swept up in the floodwater Wednesday.

The neighborhood kids were amazed and each gave the doe a name.

And apparently, they weren't the only ones talking about the excitement.

Bailey says it was all his co-workers could talk about today too.

"'Leon I would've took that home cause it's nice and tender cause it's young.' My God they had a field day and I laughed so hard my stomach was hurting,” Leon Bailey said.

So what happened to the doe?

Animal control picked her up.

The plan is to keep her at an animal wildlife rehabilitation center in Hanging Rock. They have hopes of reintroducing her into a new herd with a new mother sometime in the near future.