Thursday, October 23, 2008

Teeny Tiny Deer

Photo #1: This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarean section at a wildlife hospital after his mother
was killed by a car. 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.
Photo #2: At just six inches 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.'

Photo # 3: Tucked up: Rupert in an incubator
Photo # 4: Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera
Staff are optimistic Rupert, now five 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.
Photo # 5: Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks
I recieved this in an e-mail and just had to share it. Go little Rupert! We are praying for you little one. The miracle's of life! God is Good!!!

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