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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada

    Sad, but sweet and heroic story

    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.
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

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    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada
    More cute pics:

    Alverta Polson feeds a fawn at her home after husband John brought an orphaned pair of baby deer home
    Photograph by : Richard Marjan, The StarPhoenix

    A fawn checks out one of the Polson's four cats, Annie, who has taken to following the female deer around
    Photograph by : Richard Marjan, The StarPhoenix

    A rescued fawn struggles with a hardwood floor; the pair will be put in a Ministry of Environment rehabilitation facility
    Photograph by : Richard Marjan, The StarPhoenix
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

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    May 2001
    I can't stop awwing at the screen! Those little fawns are soo adorable! What a hero that man is! *claps*

    Kaitlyn (the human)
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    Awee Just to Cute & Sweet.. They are so Adorable.. Such a Very Great Story..

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    What a wonderful, heartwarming story and such charming people! The pix are priceless, especially the one of the fawn losing his grip on the hardwood floor.

    "Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all." Ecclesiastes 9:11

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    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Awww, how good that he just happened to be a wildlife biologist and knew what to do!

    They are beautiful, and look healthy, and hopefully they will grow up to have better road sense than their late mom.
    I've Been Frosted

  7. #7
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    Sep 2005
    St. Louis, Missouri
    What a WONDERFUL, heartwarming story!!!!!! This almost brings tears to my eyes and reassures me that there really are still some good people out there!


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    Dec 2007
    I just keep staring at the screen. So hard to believe how lucky those two little babies were that this man cared enough to do what had to be done. cute picutes, thanks for posting.

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    Ploss's Halfway House for Homeless Cats
    That man deserves a medal for saving those two precious babies. I'm glad they have a chance at a new life.

    RIP sweet mama. Your babies are safe and well.

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    Jul 2003
    North East Ohio
    What a wonderful person!!
    RIP mama deer, rest easy, your babies are being well taken care of!
    ~Angie, Sierra & Buddy
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