Fawn found curled up at the headstone of an unknown soldier in historic cemetery

A fawn has been caught on camera taking a rest in a special spot.

Thousands of people have shared the image of the fawn who was found at a national park in Georgia, curled up next to the headstone of an unknown soldier next to an American flag.

A maintenance supervisor at the park captured the beautiful moment at Andersonville National Cemetery, in Georgia, and shared it on social media.

“Today Park Maintenance Supervisor James Taylor spotted this young guest cozying up and giving special honor to an unknown soldier resting in Andersonville National Cemetery,” the Facebook post read.

Today Park Maintenance Supervisor James Taylor spotted this young guest cozying up and giving special honor to an…

Posted by Andersonville National Historic Site on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The post of the fawn sleeping next to the headstone which reads “Unknown U.S. Soldier,” attracted over 100 comments including “What an honor! Our God is mighty in his creation.”

One user noted: “I just read fawns aren’t strong when they are newly born and mom will leave them in a safe place while she is feeding and will come back for them.”

To which Andersonville National Historic Site replied: “That’s exactly right! She came back later and got the fawn.”

According to the National Parks Service Andersonville National Historic Site housed Camp Sumter, one of the Confederacy’s largest military prisons, during the Civil War.

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Andersonville National Cemetery, opened in 1865 and is still in use. The site also includes a memorial to all American prisoners of war and the National Prisoner of War Museum.

Wildlife experts say it’s common for a parent to leave her fawn so they can go off and feed and the best thing you can do is leave the animal alone, even if they are left for a few days.

“Finding a young animal alone does not mean it’s been abandoned or needs to be rescued,” according to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, as cited by Fox News.

“Adults are often nearby and visit their young only occasionally to avoid detection from predators.”

What a sweet honor and an adorable image. Our wildlife is so precious and should be left alone. Please share if you agree.