This is the moment a fawn is held tight by a cop after being found near a wildfire raging in California.
The pictures show Sergeant David Fawson of California Highway Patrol (CHP) snuggling the animal as she sits on his lap in a patrol car and licks his neck after the rescue.
The officers, self-declared “city cops”, handed the fawn over to a rescue organisation.
There, after being checked over and named Carra by helpers, she drank a lot of water.
More than 50 officers from the CHP Golden Gate Division are helping Cal Fire (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) during the wildfire.
A photographer spotted deer grazing along a road covered in fire retardant as the Carr Fire burned near Redding on July 28.