Last Friday, a pregnant deer was fatally struck by a car along a coastal highway in British Columbia, Canada. Sean Steele and his wife were passing by and happened to notice that the mother deer was still alive - but just barely.
The couple stopped to see what could be done for the deer. Her body was mangled, but then Steele spotted the leg of her baby, protruding from her open belly.
Steele told the National Post that he acted "on instinct," using a knife he had on him to cut the fawn out in an impromptu C-section. Despite the mother deer being far too gone to save - and ultimately dying - Steele realized that her child still had a chance.