Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I think I've posted before, some months ago.  But for those who may not have seen him, here he is again.

This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarean section at a Wildlife hospital after a car killed his mother.
Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an adult's hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.

At just 6" tall and weighing just over a pound, he is now in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Ocala, Florida. He has only recently opened his eyes.

Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said, "Rupert's mother had very severe injuries. 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"

Rupert in an incubator.

Rupert pulls a striking pose for the camera.

Asleep: Rupert takes 40 winks.

 Fun --

Two old ladies have been friends for a good part of their lives.     One day they are playing cards, and one old lady looks at the other and says, “Now don’t get mad at me. We’ve been friends for fifty years, but lately I don’t remember so good and now I can’t think of your name. I’m trying, but I just can’t remember it. Please don’t get mad. Just tell me what your name is.”

The other old lady glares at her. She sits there in silence, glaring at her friend, as long minutes pass.  
Finally, she says: “How soon do you need to know?”


  1. Any updates on Rupert, the Tiny deer? How about some new photos? Loved seeing him..hope he is doing well..
    Indiana grandmother of 6

    1. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/rupert.asp

  2. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/rupert.asp

  3. http://www.hoax-slayer.com/rupert-one-pound-deer.shtml
    The deer was born in Buckinghamshire, England and died very soon afterwards. They couldn't save him. :/