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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rupert the Tiny Barking Deer

posted by on October 1 at 9:38 AM

Slog tipper Mikki writes:

Slog used to put cute animal pictures up all the time and I thought this was perfect. This deer is tiny and darling and deserves to be seen by people everywhere:

More photos at the Daily Mail, plus details that will give you diabetes of the mind:

…staff at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire believe Rupert, as he has been named, will make a full recovery….

At five days old, he is being kept in an incubator and has just opened his eyes.

Mikki, we apologize for being remiss of late in the cute animals department. Efforts are being redoubled.

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So sweet!

Posted by mj | October 1, 2008 9:40 AM

cute x infinity

Posted by tiffany | October 1, 2008 9:41 AM


Posted by Sarah Palin | October 1, 2008 9:42 AM


Posted by Greg | October 1, 2008 9:49 AM

Not only is the deer cute, but have you ever seen such a precious, adorable URL??

Posted by leek | October 1, 2008 9:50 AM

That will soon be on the menu at Quinn's at Bethany can't wait to dig in!

Posted by twee | October 1, 2008 9:52 AM

Just raise it on a nice diet of grasses and grains then in a year or so blow it's brains out and chow down!!!

But seriously, why haven't they bred mini-deer that you could keep as an outdoor pet? And naturally we would domesticate them to be friendly.

Posted by Andrew | October 1, 2008 9:55 AM

I can't decide which is cuter, the baby deer or the name of the animal hospital.

Posted by haunted leg | October 1, 2008 10:04 AM

The Daily Mail may be a crap newspaper, but whoever does its adorable-animal coverage deserves medals.

Posted by Abby | October 1, 2008 10:31 AM

Sometimes I found the cutsie animal pics a little cloying, and didn't really miss them. However, I confess this is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Ever.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 1, 2008 10:36 AM

I believe Tiggywinkles has appeared before in Cute Animal Watch.

Posted by keshmeshi | October 1, 2008 10:43 AM

@3: good work.

Posted by DontTellMeWhatToFear | October 1, 2008 10:46 AM

Rupert? What kind of name is that for a deer? They've doomed that poor deer to being the other guy in all those British period dramas. Colin would've gotten top billing...

Posted by PopTart | October 1, 2008 10:51 AM

#7: They have. They're called whippets.

Posted by Jay | October 1, 2008 3:52 PM

These are dark, depressing times and it gets worse: Cute Overload has it the Rupert has died. I'll be under the covers.

Posted by liz | October 3, 2008 5:57 PM

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