Starting from number six there are five new photographs on…

October 13, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number six there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Thought some of your many viewers might like this. Janet.

This tiny deer was delivered by Cesarean 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 a Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England . He has only recently opened his eyes.

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.

Tucked up: Rupert in an incubator

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.

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks. Janet.

There is a 50% increase in occupants of the Reindeer Field. We have been asked for Paddy to try to sire two Reindeer Calves for two females that belong to Pennywell Farm in Devon. The two Females arrived this morning from Devon. Our Reindeer had a bit of a shock when the newcomers were introduced into the Field. There was a little chasing around and clashing of antlers between the Females. They seemed to have settled down by this afternoon other than the odd threats. I don’t think that Paddy could believe his luck. One of the Females has only one eye. It was like it when Pennywel acquired it. The two Females will be with us until the end of November, about the time that the Rut should finish.