BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Maryland Natural Resources Police officer found himself rescuing a fawn when he went to remove a dead deer from a road in Eldersburg on Sunday, according to authorities.

Officer Marney was dispatched to the Carroll County community after learning that a car had struck and killed a doe, police said. 

When Marney arrived at the crash site, he found a fawn attempting to nurse on the dead deer, according to authorities.

Marney was able to safely remove the fawn from the crash site and take her to a wildlife rehabilitation clinic, police said.

CBS Baltimore Staff