LEWISTON — A young deer attacked by a fisher is OK after being rescued by hikers in Maine.

Stanley Crowley was hiking in a Lewiston nature sanctuary Monday with his wife, daughter and a friend when they heard cries from the 2-week-old fawn as it was being attacked by a large fisher near the trail.

Crowley tells the Sun Journal of Lewiston that it sounded like a child screaming. He says “the screech was unreal.”

The hikers picked up sticks and forced the fisher away from the fawn. With the attacker at bay, they picked up the wounded fawn and took it home.

A game warden took the fawn to a veterinarian, where it was treated for bite marks and scratches. The fawn was turned over to a wildlife rehabilitator.