In one of those oddities found in the animal kingdom, a dog adopted a baby deer and the two have become inseparable. According to Isobel Springett, the dog’s owner, the fawn was abandoned by her mother and was subsequently adopted by Springett’s Great Dane named Kate. Springett calls it “a loving relationship.” Thanks to PBS, which has an upcoming feature on “Animal Odd Couples,” we get a look into this odd relationship between Pippin the deer and Kate the dog:
“What surprised me the most is when they started to play,” Springett said.
Indeed, as you can see, the dog and deer play together just as a dog would play with another dog.
The strange friendship between a dog and a deer isn’t the only odd couple featured in the PBS special Wednesday night. A goat and a horse have been fast friends for 16 years. A dog and monkey, and a dog and leopard are also among the animals featured.
You never know what might be next in the animal kingdom.