Animal Photos Index
97. Sam and Bluebell
Meet my deer pal Bluebell SAM the Labrador snuggles up with fawn Bluebell -- after adopting the orphan.
Six-week-old fallow deer Bluebell was found alone three weeks ago and given to the wildlife sanctuary at Mountfitchet Castle, near Stansted, Essex.
Owner Jeremy Goldsmith, who believes Bluebell's mum was killed on the roads, said 11-year-old Sam took to the fawn right away. He said: "I began bottle feeding her and she and Sam struck up an instant friendship. "She snuggled up to him in his bed and they've been inseparable ever since.
"Sam even picks up the bottle for Bluebell to feed. It's beautiful to see.