Two Halifax District RCMP officers are being touted as heroes in the eyes of animal lovers across Nova Scotia for their split-second decision making.
Early this morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m.
, two Halifax District RCMP officers were patrolling on Wyse Rd. in Meaghers Grant when a deer unexpectedly ran onto the roadway and directly into the path of their police vehicle.
After accidentally hitting the deer, the officers turned the vehicle around to check on its condition, but unfortunately found that the deer had died. Upon closer inspection, the officers could see that the deer was pregnant and about to give birth. Without hesitation, the officers gathered a blanket and extracted the unborn fawn from the deceased deer. Within seconds, the fawn opened its eyes and began to breath – miraculously, it had survived!
The officers rushed the fawn to Hope for Wildlife where it was given a medical examination. Luckily the fawn did not sustain any serious injuries and he is expected to be released back into the wild as soon as he is strong enough.
Note to Media: In the attached photo, Cst. Derek Bigger (left) and Auxillary Cst. Darren Forsyth (right) pose for a picture with the fawn they delivered into the world. The officers will be at Hope For Wildlife at 5:00 p.m. today to check on the status of the new fawn. Media are invited to speak with the officers at that time.