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Old 01-04-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Driving along the Esquimalt Lagoon road this afternoon I saw a deer struggling to get out of the water. I think she swam across for some reason. She would have had to break though a skim of ice part of the way. She was in very bad shape when I reached her. I managed to wade in and carry her out, and with the help of a couple out walking we dried her as best we could and covered her with a thick quilt.
We called the wild animal rescue hospital, but they asked if I could bring her in, which I did with the heat blasting as high as it would go. They were ready for her with electric blankets all warmed up when I arrived, but her temperature was extremely low...I sure hope she makes it. I'll call the hospital in the morning and check . BC SPCA Wild ARC - Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre - a BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals branch (http://www.wildarc.com/supporters/ongoing-supporters - broken link)



She tried to get up when I got closer.



Poor little thing...I sure hope she makes it.

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I called Wild Arc today, and was happily informed that the doe has made it up till now. Her temperature is back to normal, but she is still on intravenous and they tell me the next three days are critical...I really thought she was a goner.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Thats good to hear sans It sounds like it'll do just fine.

It must be a great feeling to have for what you've done!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Young bull moose Alaska taken 12.24.08



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Old 01-06-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Sanspeur, that is so wonderful of you to care for that deer like that. There should be more people in the world like you. We all need to take care of each other, whether two-legged or four.

I had just seen on the news recently deer that were trying to cross a lake on thin ice and were struggling with part of their bodies in the water. All but two were able to be rescued. It was too dangerous for the two left behind. Very sad.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Northeast Pa
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Nice pics folks.

Here's a couple I've taken over the years.
Spider on the wood pile
Painted turtle laying eggs
Dragonfly
Moth
House Wren nest in my motorcyle helmet.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Update on the deer I took to the wild animal hospital....Sadly she didn't make it.

Hi Larry,
I am sorry to say that although she had initially stabilized when you brought her into care, she crashed the next day. She started to seizure late afternoon and passed away soon after. Thank you for bringing her in, we did everything we could.
Kimberly Reid
Care Centre Coordinator
Wildlife Rehabilitator
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Sorry to hear it.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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This morning I stumbled upon a River Otter.
Sweet. Good job on nailing the focus on the otter's face in all that brush on the second pic.
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