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Blizzard recovering from injury

November 5, 2009
By LISA M. HOFFMANN, Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN - The albino deer at City Park in Iron Mountain is being watched more closely after receiving a leg injury recently.

Gary Lefebvre, mechanic for Iron Mountain's Department of Public Works, said Blizzard was kicked or stepped in a hole sometime this fall. The deer's injury is to his front right leg where there is a large knot.

"He's actually been getting better now and is walking fine," Lefebvre said.

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Blizzard, an albino deer at Iron Mountain City Park, has an injury to his front right leg. The deer is being monitored to make sure the injury does not become an open sore.

A veterinarian has been to the park to tend to Blizzard.

"The vet says he should be fine. We are keeping an eye on him, so it does not turn into an open sore," Lefebvre said.

Lefebvre said Blizzard is a buck and has small antlers. Being kicked by another deer is common at this time of year in breeding season.



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