Door County woman helps deer that collapsed at her window

Photos: Penny Paye Price
Photos: Penny Paye Price(WBAY)
Published: Feb. 26, 2019 at 11:48 AM CST
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Update: A DNR wildlife biologist says the young buck's condition was too grave and they had to humanely euthanize it.

"The family who found the deer understood this was the most humane course of action and didn’t want the deer to suffer further," Josh Martinez told Action 2 News.

He also told us, "The best course of action for anyone who comes across a deer in poor condition is to contact a license wildlife rehabilitator or wildlife biologist immediately for resources. In addition, we have great information on the

on what landowners can do to

the Wisconsin winters."



A Door County woman helped rescue a deer that collapsed at her window.

Penny Paye Price of Brussels shared the story, photos and videos on her Facebook page. She gave Action 2 News permission to share them.

Penny writes, "This little buck came up to our window, was staring at us, and collapsed. I, of course, had to run out and carry him in as my family watched with disbelief. We've got him covered with warm towels and giving him water. Not sure what's going to come of this. We named him Giannis."

Penny later wrote that Giannis, named after Milwaukee Bucks all-star Antetokounmpo, made it through the night. He ate some corn and had some sugar water and applesauce through a syringe.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources picked up Giannis and transported him to Green Bay. It's believed Giannis was kicked out by his mother and was struggling to survive the winter.

Action 2 News will follow up with the DNR to see if we can learn more about Giannis' condition.

Here's what we're up to.

Posted by Penny Paye Price on Sunday, February 24, 2019