Deer visits school

Remember back in the day when the teachers told you not to bring your pets to school? Well things certainly have changed – at least for one day at one particular school. Pictured above is Daniel Reitsma who, in addition to being a teacher at Rimbey’s West Country Outreach School, also raises deer at his family farm. But after one of his adult females died during the delivery of two fawns, the Reitsma’s stepped in and began bottle feeding one of the twins, which is also pictured above. Unfortunately, the other twin passed away shortly after birth leaving the other, which the Reitsma’s have named Dagger, all alone in the world. The fawn, which weighed six pounds at birth, was only 11 days old when the picture was taken last week and is one of approximately 150 raised on the farm. Normally, the deer are exported to the United States however Reitsma said in the case of Dagger, he will remain with the family as a new pet.

  • Tue Jun 10th, 2008 6:00pm
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Remember back in the day when the teachers told you not to bring your pets to school? Well things certainly have changed – at least for one day at one particular school. Pictured above is Daniel Reitsma who, in addition to being a teacher at Rimbey’s West Country Outreach School, also raises deer at his family farm. But after one of his adult females died during the delivery of two fawns, the Reitsma’s stepped in and began bottle feeding one of the twins, which is also pictured above. Unfortunately, the other twin passed away shortly after birth leaving the other, which the Reitsma’s have named Dagger, all alone in the world. The fawn, which weighed six pounds at birth, was only 11 days old when the picture was taken last week and is one of approximately 150 raised on the farm. Normally, the deer are exported to the United States however Reitsma said in the case of Dagger, he will remain with the family as a new pet.