Saskatoon man performs roadside caesarean section on a white-tailed deer
Thu Jun 12, 8:56 PM
By The Canadian Press
SASKATOON - What began as a routine trip to check his bee farm ended with a Saskatoon man performing a roadside caesarean section on a white-tailed deer.
John Polson, a freelance wildlife biologist, now has two baby deer following him around his Saskatoon home - when they're not playing with his cats.
John Polson (above) and his wife Alverta are playing host...
... to a pair of fawns at their Saskatoon home. John delivered them when he came upon the mother deer, which had been hit by a car.
Photograph by : Richard Marjan, The StarPhoenix
Polson was on his way home from his bee farm south of Saskatoon when he noticed that a deer he'd seen four hours earlier hadn't moved.
He found the deer alive but badly injured by a vehicle, so he made the decision to end its suffering.
He says he then remembered it's the season for female deer to be giving birth so he cut open its womb, found two live fawns, and took them to his house.
Polson has been feeding them deer formula picked up from a nearby deer farm, but says the pair will be returned to the wild after spending some time in a government-approved wildlife rehabilitation facility.