An American police officer has saved a baby deer from its dead mother after delivering it via caesarean section.
In a Facebook post from the Washington Township Police Department, the baby fawn can be seen being held by a man identified as Officer Vernon, who acted quickly to save it.
The pregnant deer was hit and killed by a car in Washington, New Jersey.
“Officer Vernon took the initiative and performed an emergency C-section on the deceased doe, saving one of the two [fawns] inside,” the post stated.
The department’s animal control officer Robert Lagonera said the “morning was too crazy to ignore”.
“Starting at 3.30am I was dispatched to a deceased doe that was just hit and still had moving [fawns] inside of it,” Mr Lagonera said.
“I arrived and took it home to dry it off and get it warm while rubbing its chest to help the underdeveloped lungs work.
“Now I’m running around getting the premature fawn the care it needs.
“No amount of coffee is too much today lol.”