Thursday, June 28, 2018

Calf escapes slaughterhouse, is raised by family of deer

Bonnie and a deer in the woods. (Photo by Becky Bartels)

It sounds like something out of a children's book, but we have the pictures to prove it: A 4-month-old calf named Bonnie, hearing the distressed cries of cows being rounded up for sale to a slaughterhouse, escaped into the woods, Kelli Bender reports for People. Neighbors who heard about the escape wondered how she'd survive in the wild in the middle of winter, but hunters' cameras soon captured footage that showed how: a friendly herd of deer had taken Bonnie in as one of their own and the little cow thrived.

Read more about Bonnie's story here.

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