Lake Bloomington’s Stephanie is such a dear deer

As often as I have had an automobile collision with a deer, I still think they are the most attractive animals. I don’t know if you heard about the little deer that was delivered by C-section at a wildlife hospital after a car killed his mother. Little Rupert was so small he could fit in an adult’s hand. He was born after vets failed in the battle of saving his mother. At 6 inches tall and weighing just over 1 pound he was in a incubator in Tiggly Winkles Wildlife Hospital in Ocala, Florida. He has recently opened his eyes. Les Soker, founder of the hospital, said his mother had very severe injuries.

Closer to home, here in Illinois, out at Lake Bloomington the area is so beautiful and the lake area rather large. There are beautiful homes all along the shore, and more homes within a block of the lake. There was a deer who was hit by a car, but her young fawn was untouched. Lake Bloomington area folk will tell you there are more tame deer than fully wild deer, in their area, but Stephanie is the only one that homeowner James King says has decided to coexist with humans; it might be better than a life of grass, twigs, and freezing rain. She has become a pet of everyone who lives out there around Lake Bloomington. It was one of King’s granddaughters who named the deer Stephanie. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref="http://etypeservices.com/Cass%20County%20Star%20GazetteID497/"><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>