Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Remember the deer with the broken ankle?

She is still surviving. I cannot believe it. She is active, and running around the yard. She'll hop the fence, landing delicately. She is a bully when she finds her mouthful of food, defending as they do (0:18) be rearing up on their hind legs.

We have a couple of coyotes, and a Coywolf, and it's just amazing she is still, otherwise, healthy.

Deer broken ankle from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This deer seems to be surviving the wolf and the coyote, as well as winter.

Photos... February 9th


January 14th


Broken-winged goose

Goose Dec. 25th
The goose with the broken wing in the Tay River is, apparently, still surviving, too. I contacted a few people about this goose, including the press, as did a couple of other people. My letter was printed. No one could help. They found out some more information. It was being fed my Mr. Wright, who lives on the river, they wrote. Another resident provided more information. She wrote a letter to the editor...

Important detail left from letter

An important detail was missing from my Jan. 29 letter 'Resilient goose seems stable in its environment'. Mr. Wright, whose property borders the water by the Rainbow Bridge, checks on the injured goose several times a day and puts out appropriate food for it to eat. Also, several caring Perth residents and neighbours have dropped off extra food to Mr. Wright for this purpose. I appreciate the opportunity to clarify this.


eileeninmd said...

I am so happy the deer is surviving..winter is hard as it is on these pretty animals.. I enjoyed the video!

William Kendall said...

I'm quite surprised!

Red said...

I would think that the bone has knitted and life goes on. I don't think this would happen very often. Your protection and feed must have made a big difference

Out To Pasture said...

Thanks for the update on the injured doe, Jennifer. I had been wondering how she as doing and it is remarkedly good news! Your kind handouts are paying dividends!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous, Jenn, about the deer and about the goose. Mr. Wright sounds like a very good person.
Luv, K

Ela said...

It's amazing to watch these beautiful animals ! Poor deer with a broken leg Can anyone help him...?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That deer is definitely a survivor!

Hilary said...

I'm glad to see that she's continuing on with her life. You'd think that a deer with an injury like that would be screaming "come hither" to they coyotes and wolves. I'm glad you're looking out for her. Thanks for the update.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Good to see... YAM xx

EG CameraGirl said...

It truly is amazing how some injured animals survive!