Deer To Get Prosthetic Leg

ELBURN, ILLINOIS (CNN) – This little fawn is named Franklin.  He was hiding in tall grass in rural Illinois, when a farmer accidentally ran over him with a tractor back in May.  His front right leg had to be amputated and he lost part of his hooves on his other legs.

Veterinarians decided he’s a good candidate for a prosthetic leg.

Franklin has an up-hill battle, though.

He has to have continuous hands-on medical attention, with possibly another surgery and to learn to walk on three legs and eventually a prosthetic.

It’s unclear if Franklin will be adopted or if he’ll remain at Fox Valley Wildlife Center as an education animal.