Kacey Musgraves’ Baby Deer Content Will Tug at Your Heartstrings

updated Jul 25, 2020
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Country music singer Kacey Musgraves documented a baby deer’s reunion with its mother on Instagram—and the content is much sweeter than the events that unfolded in “Bambi.” The “Golden Hour” singer explained in a July 22 post that the little fawn—brown and speckled with white spots on its coat, along with a white tail—often wandered into the yard of her home in Nashville, Tennessee. She added that its presence “made this year hurt a little less for just a few.” 

“Still not over this and never will be,” Musgraves captioned the post. “It kept visiting me. Such a beautiful memory.” The Instagram post featured various slides of photos and videos of the baby deer sitting near her door and in the grass. In one photo, Musgraves’ dog is pictured sniffing the fawn as it rests comfortably on a bed of green grass. The baby deer reunites with its mother in the last slide, with the Grammy-winning artist observing from her window.

White-tailed deer are common in the state of Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. A small population of elk, one of the largest species of the deer family, can also be found in the eastern part of the state. 

For those who live in rural areas with wildlife, it’s common for animals like baby deer to wander into yards and more urban areas. According to wildlife experts from Texas Parks & Wildlife, the best course of action in these situations is to just leave the deer alone and maintain a distance. If the deer is obviously injured, experts recommend contacting local wildlife rehabilitation centers or animal control departments. The National Wildlife Federation also notes that keeping deer and raising them as pets is illegal and reduces their chance of survival.