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Man delivers deer by cesarean section using box cutter after mother deer was hit by car

By Mason White 9:58 AM May 26, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A compassionate landscaper saved the life of a baby deer by performing a Cesarean section.

The baby deer’s life was saved on Sunday, when the landscaper used a box cutter to perform the Cesarean to take the baby out of its mother’s womb.

Sadly, the baby fawn never knew its mother as it was struck and killed by a car near Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Bill Schulte was on his way home from church when he saw the mother deer being hit by the car in front of him. Schulte pulled to the side of the road to see if the deer needed medical attention.

He realized that the female deer had been killed. He then noticed something moving inside the stomach of the dead deer.

Schulte discovered that the mother was pregnant and he needed to work fast in order to save the unborn animal.
He pulled a box cutter and made an incision. The birth went smoothly and the baby fawn was doing well.

Schulte then placed the deer in his truck and drove 30 minutes to the center of wildlife rehabilitation in Roseville. He handed over the fawn to the care of Rixe Polly, who began feeding it.

The fawn was nicknamed Bambi, and is on the way to recovery.