A Dangerous Encounter
You would think that a lioness and a baby deer would make for a very dangerous combination. Not only is a lioness one of the top predators in the food chain, but a poor defenseless deer infant is truly no match for her powerful jaws. However, what happens when these two cross paths is sure to surprise you.
An Unexpected Reaction
When a lioness found this little lost deer, you would think it would have wound up as chopped venison. However, the lioness chose to take care of the little one, keeping it under her protection. Definitely a strange encounter due to the savage reputation of the lion, one must wonder if the kind demeanor will last.
One has to suspect the lioness has raised cubs before and her motherly instincts kicked in. An infant deer would make for easy prey for such a powerful predator, yet she chose to care for it. And it’s a good thing too, because other predators would have definitely picked it off quickly.
Protection or Potential Dinner?
The lioness decides to care for the little deer as if it were her own. You have to wonder what happened to the deer’s mother? Could another lion have killed her? Thankfully, this lioness has chosen to show some mercy. Hopefully this isn’t some cruel joke and her kindness is really meal preparation.
A Little Clean Up
What happens next will truly warm your heart. The lioness begins to clean the little deer. The deer doesn’t seem to mind it one bit. In fact, he seems to enjoy it. We’re sure being lost and alone in the wilderness was rough on the little guy.
What Big Teeth You Have
However, the deer begins to grow anxious once the teeth come out. While the lioness is doing her best to be gentle, we can’t blame the little one for wanting to get out of the way of those fangs. They could do some serious damage in one accidental bite.
Young and Afraid
When evaluating the deer, it seems to be only a few days old. The poor thing most likely lost its mother to another predator while she was out looking for food. Thankfully, this lioness has chosen to show it some mercy, otherwise it would have most likely experienced the same fate.
A Change of Heart?
Unfortunately, the tide seems to change quickly and the lioness decides to open wide. Did she decide the deer would make a better meal than companion? It definitely looks like the little fella’s time is limited.
he deer screams out in fear as the lioness’s fangs begin to dig deep into its little body. Why did the lioness change her mind? Did the deer just smell too good to resist?
Thankfully, dinner was not on the lioness’s mind. She was only trying to pick the deer up like she would her cubs. It seems she wants to take the little guy with her. However, the deer definitely seems a little unsure regarding this turn of events.
Time for a Walk
As the lioness continues her trek across the plains, the baby deer tries to wiggle its way out of her mouth. Unfortunately, she has got a strong hold on him, so he eventually gives up. Sorry little buddy, you’re going on this journey whether you like it or not.
Not the Most Comfortable Trip
Sadly, it seems this journey is not the most comfortable. We can’t imagine the pain the little deer is enduring as he’s dragged around by the lioness. However, she acts like this is just another typical day in the wild.
Fearful and in Pain
Despite the baby deer’s screams, the lioness continues her trek. Where could she be going? We hope her kindness wasn’t a cruel game and she’s actually taking the little one to her pack as a snack.
Time for a Rest
In an abrupt change of pace, the lioness drops the deer and stares it down. The deer looks back as if it’s too afraid to move. However, what happens next may surprise you.
Trying to Run
The baby deer makes a run for it. After all the help from the lioness, you would think the little guy would have better manners. Unfortunately, he senses danger is just around the corner.
A mused by his futile effort to run away, the lioness simply picks the deer back up in her mouth. He isn’t going anywhere. She then begins their journey once again. We truly hope it doesn’t have a bad ending.
Continuing the Journey
The lioness seems quite content with the deer in her mouth. We sincerely hope she hasn’t changed her mind when it comes to the little fella being a snack. They’ve already had such a bonding experience already.
Another Escape Attempt
Once again, the deer has had enough! It wiggles out of the lioness’s jaws and tries to make a run for it. You would think this little one would realize he is no match against years of predatory instinct. However, you can’t blame him for trying. The lioness of course simply takes a few steps and he’s back in her mouth.
An Uncertain Fate
The deer once again cries out, unsure of its fate. And we have to admit, we’re a little nervous too. What game is the lioness playing? Does she want to protect the little deer or is she just prepping her meal for the kill? We really hope it’s not the latter.
Hope for a Better Ending
Unfortunately, the fate of the baby deer is up in the air. The lioness continues to walk off with the little one in her mouth, whether he was being carried to safety or his eventual end, we’ll never know. All we can say is send your prayers for the little one, he is going to need all the help he can get!