Talk about an unwanted pregnancy! The wife was out feeding the deer this afternoon to find our pet 22 year old red hind, had two little feet sticking out her back end. She pulled a hind calf out and it started suckling. This hind has had a calf every year except last year and has practically no teeth, she gets by by getting plenty of nuts from the kids. I can only assume it was the extra feeding last winter in the bad weather that brought her into late oestrus.
Its a miserable night and for the sake of both the mother and calf we have decided to take it in and bottle rear it.
Has anyone seen a calf born this late before?