Source: Greenville Journal (May 28, 2021) Members of the Tanglewood Middle School Bike Club saved a fawn during their last meeting of the school year on Wednesday, May 26.
Students found baby deer on a bridge on property donated by Ethos Project and Hank Didier, according to a social media post from Greenville County Schools.
Maureen Phend, a sixth-grade teacher at the school and bike club sponsor, first thought the fawn was dead and asked students to stay away from it. On closer inspection, she saw it was still breathing. Phend volunteers at the Magnolia Fawn Rescue Center in Gray Court, so she was able to reach the center for advice on caring for the animal.
“If not for the eagle eyes of the students and Ms. Phend’s care, the fawn probably would not have survived the night,” the district’s post said.
After giving the fawn some Gatorade and removing fly eggs from its fur, Phend was able to send it to the rescue center. The fawn will eventually be released back into the wild when it matures, according to the district.