Friday, December 23, 2011

One Pound Deer

Found in an e-mail from Pauline from paulinesfashions.

This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarean section at a

Wildlife hospital after a car killed his mother.

Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an adult's hand,

was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.

At just 6" tall and weighing just over a pound, he is now

in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles

Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

He has only recently opened his eyes.

Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said, "Rupert's

mother had very severe injuries. We brought him out and

got him breathing, and then he went into an incubator on

oxygen. He is now being fed by a tube"
Staff members are optimistic that Rupert, now 5 days old,
will make a full recovery.
"Deer are very, very tricky, but this one has spirit. He's an
extremely feisty, Little guy and quite pushy," Mr. Stocker said.

1 comment:

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

A wonderful story of hope, and beautiful pictures.
Thank you Pauline.