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Subj:.....Teeny Tiny Deer (S619)
          From: gattica30 on 10/24/2008

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.

He is now being fed by a tube.
 
 
 

He has only recently opened his eyes.

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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.


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Tucked up: Rupert in an incubator
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Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera

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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."

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks
 

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.
 

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