Wednesday, October 22

Tiny Deer





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 adults hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.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. Staff are optimistic that 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.


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23 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

I just got this little guy in an e-mail from my cousin...isn't he just the most precious little thing Judy? Thanks for posting this.

utenzi said...

Quite a handful, it seems. ;-)

Mar said...

How precious!!!

sage said...

when I was the blog link for "tiny deer," I was wondering if you'd been down in the Keys with the Key Deer that live on Pine Key... nice story.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

What a cutie! He looks healthy, even as small as he is. And I know all about having a preemie over here! Mine's 10 and already a "sullen teenager". LOL.

Farrago said...

Careful. Sarah Palin has been nurturing a newborn rifle. It's only a little pop-gun right now, but its scope just opened a couple days ago, and with proper care and feeding, it's likely to be a large-bore with an effective range of 1000 yards by the open of deer season.

Boo said...

Wow I didn't know a deer could be that small.

PI said...

Go Rupert go! You know you can do it!

Darlene said...

What a cutie. I hope Rupert makes it - if he's a fighter as indicated, I'm sure he will.

Bear Naked said...

Adorable little deer.

Those photos are unbelievable.
Who knew that cancer cell photos would be so interesting and somewhat beautiful.

Bear((( )))

tiff said...

TWIGGYWINKLES?

That will make me giggle the rest of the day.

Shelly said...

Wow! He's so tiny!

rosemary said...

ADORABLE. ABSOLUTELY.

Dianne said...

Oh I hope the sweet thing will be OK!!

I checked out that site! amazing stuff, I thought some were paintings but they were photos

brendalove@gmail.com said...

OMG that is the cutest lil' ittly bittly squittly ball of fur and legs I have ever seen!!!!! But so sad about his mommy.

Carmi said...

Such sweetness. There's a bike path not far from my house where I often come across grazing deer. What a privilege to watch them for as long as they're content to have me there.

Which makes me happy. Which is this week's Thematic Photographic theme. I know you've got lots of happies, Judy!

Anil P said...

So fragile, so beautiful. Rupert will pull through, he must.

Rue said...

Awwww... he is so cute!! I hope he makes it :)

rue

Carolyn said...

AWwww, so precious! Makes me cry. I do hope he survives.

db grin said...

I came here to say two things, and Tiff and Farrago said 'em.

/Shaking tiny fawn-spotted fist

barbie2be said...

so precious!

barbie2be said...

oh no.... i just read that this sweet baby has died. :(

Shephard said...

Gee... I guess that would make this little guy a "Tiny Prancer." :)
~S