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Thread: The One-Pound Deer

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    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"

    You can see Rupert in an incubator.

    Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera.

    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


    Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks.
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    oh so cute thank you for that little ray of happiness in the midst of chaos!!

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    Awwwww! Thanks!

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    Sadly, poor little Rupert didn't make it :-(

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    oh, no!

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    So sorry. He was so precious.

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    Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    Sadly, poor little Rupert didn't make it :-(
    you could have left that part out. :hunf:

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    OMGoodness!!! I've never seen a deer that is so tiny!! :shock: Isn't he just the cutest little thing! :wink:

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    Man there goes my ray of happiness :(

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    Aw, he was just a darling too!

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    Awwww I really hoped he would have made it. It was so cute though. Sad.

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    Determined little fellow to make it with the assistance of a lot of caring folks. So cute.

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    So very cute! So sad he did not make it!

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    Thanks for the snapshots very touching story and pray that it makes it into adult hood.

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    too late, he did not make it...

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