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Farmer performs C-section on dying doe in ditch off B.C. highway

A baby deer is shown at a wildfire sanctuary in Smithers, B.C. in a handout photo. An Alberta man says he was moving a injured deer off a highway in British Columbia when he saw a tiny hoof sticking out of its belly. He performed a roadside C-section.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers, B.C.
June 15, 2016 - 10:30 AM

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - An Alberta man says he was moving a injured deer off a highway in British Columbia when he saw a tiny hoof sticking out of its belly.

Barrhead farmer Sean Steele was on his way to visit family in Prince Rupert last week, when he came across the dying doe near Smithers.

He says he used a pocket knife to perform a road-side caesarean section.

The fawn wasn't breathing, so he stuffed grass up its nose and wiped slime out of its mouth.

It quickly came to and Steele placed the tiny deer on the back seat of his pickup truck and delivered the baby to a nearby sanctuary.

Steele says other passing motorists who stopped were surprised by his actions, but he says it was no big deal.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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