Saturday, 8 November 2008

what a little deer- Rupert

My mum's friend sent her this and I thought it was worth showing around. What a delightful little animal!
Here are the notes about him. I am not sure of the original source of the email but this is what it said.
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.

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 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.


Renie Burghardt said...

What a precious little animal, Jo, and what an amazing story! I am so glad they were able to save him. Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Expat mum said...

Aah. We got this last month so I think it's in the US somewhere. Fab isn't it>

Jan said...

Hi Jo,

I'm just now catching up with you.

It sounds like you had a fab holiday in Ireland.

I couldn't vote, but I'm so glad America made the right choice. I'm sure Obama won't live up to all his dreams, but I think he'll at least give it a good shot.

That little deer is so lovely, what a shame about his mum.

Thank you so much for your good wishes on both my blogs. I hope to catch up with everything real soon.

Lakeland Jo said...

Great to see you back Jan!

Expat mum- apparently its Tiggywinkles in Buckinghamshire... ( I am assuming Buckinghamshire UK but could be wrong)
Or there could be two tiny deer?

tmmb said...

Eeeek, so cute! Can I have him?

Your blog is awesome! And I've broken in! :)