Reminder: There are smart, caring, fantastic people in this world who try to right as many wrongs as possible. Like the incredible biologists from the Department of Environmental Protection in New Jersey. The Star-Ledger reports that they somehow removed a hunting arrow from a deer's head. The arrow had completely pierced through its head but with the help of the biologists the deer is alive and well now and back in the wild.
The story behind this deer saving is great. A local farmer had spotted the hurt 5-month-old male deer, who was still standing and doing deer things, and contacted Fish and Wildlife for help on November 1st. They told her to put out corn feed in her yard in hopes of getting the deer back. She did that everyday while Fish and Wildlife staff members staked out her property in hopes of saving the deer. They did. Days later, the deer came back and was tranquilized for the arrow removal process.
Somehow the arrow had not damaged any major arteries even though it went through the freaking head. Biologists removed the arrow and treated the deer with topical antibiotics for the wound and now say that he has an excellent chance of survival. Awesome. Let's hope he never has to run into another arrow again.
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